Since 1897, the Former Texas Rangers Association has served as s source of fellowship and esprit de corps for our members and a resource for Texas law enforcement in the 21st century. To celebrate and preserve our contributions to the safety and security to the state of Texas, the FTRA has joined forces with Acclaim Press, a leading publisher of commemorative law enforcement books, to produce a library quality, full-color hardbound book that will document our remarkable history and honor the men and women who have worn the Ranger badge.
This exciting new book will include a comprehensive history of the Texas Rangers and our Association, plus stories, photographs, and biographies from our members. There is no better way to capture our tradition of service than through a collection of pictures, stories, and historic facts that combine to tell the story of this great agency and the people who made it what it is today!
Email in your personal biography, photos and stories to FTRAbook@acclaimpress.com or by using the form at the bottom of this page. Biographies are brief vignettes (approx. 150 words) detailing your law enforcement career and life after serving on the force (see examples inside this brochure, link below), and also can include up to two (2) photographs: one from your early days as a Texas Ranger, and a current photo (color preferred or black-and-white).
You may also submit any historic photographs and/or general interest stories of up to 1,000 words for the editor’s review. When sending photos, please write your name, address and a caption on the back. Your biography, and any stories or photos used will be included for free, and all materials will be returned to you!
Widows, friends and family members are also encouraged to send in biographical portraits and materials for their loved ones now passed on – a perfect tribute to their service to our nation.
About the Book
Our 9×12-inch, full-color, hardbound “coffee-table” book will include hundreds of pages featuring:
• History of the Texas Rangers, from the 1800s-present day
• History of the Former Texas Rangers Association beginning in 1897
• Texas Rangers Ring of Honor, memorial listing and photographs
• Roll Call of Honor – tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice
• Texas Ranger Museum and Texas Rangers Heritage Center
• FTRA Scholarship Program and Memorial Cross Program
• Stories, Reflections & Memories written by former Texas Rangers
• Biographies with “then and now” photos (send in your biography!)
• Hundreds of historic and full-color photos
• Membership roster, plus much more!
This unique book will give us the opportunity to record our legacy of service, helping to inspire and educate future generations, and will also document your time as a Texas Ranger. Please send us your information so that our book will be as complete as possible. Again, IT IS FREE TO BE INCLUDED!
NOTE: This full-color, hardbound 9×12-inch commemorative volume will be a limited edition and you must order in advance to be assured of receiving a copy.
Please join me in support of our new book by sending in your biographies, materials, and book order today!
– Matthew Lindemann, President, FTRA
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
Product Dimensions: 9" X 12"
ISBN: Presale Basis Only
Cover Type: Hardcover