Col. Homer Garrison, Jr.

Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Chief of the Texas Rangers, 1938 - 1968

Colonel Homer Garrison Jr.'s lifelong Texas law enforcement career began at age 19 (shortly after graduating from Lufkin High School), when he was appointed deputy sheriff of Angelina County. In 1930, he joined the newly forming Texas Highway Patrol. When the Texas Highway Patrol became part of the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1935, Col. Garrison became the new agency's first assistant director. In 1938, his role changed to director of the DPS and chief of the Texas Rangers, a position he held until his death in 1968. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum at Fort Fisher is named for him.
Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. welcomes DPS officers to th...
Training film made by the Texas DPS to educate law enf...
Newsreel clip features the Texas Rangers as they move...
Governor Connally and Col. Homer Garrison stress safe...
DPS film chronicling the Texas City explosion as well...
Training film produced by the National Automobile Thef...
Reel from the Department of Public Safety Museum colle...
Homer Garrison speaks about traffic safety during the...
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