The Bellamy Brothers were recently instated as Honorary Texas Rangers by The Former Texas Rangers Foundation, which is comprised of retired Texas Rangers. The Bellamy Brothers were presented with plaques (pictured above), badges, and pins commemorating their honorary membership.
“We were stunned when they told us,” says Howard Bellamy. “The Texas Rangers are such a classic image in the American west.”
David Bellamy adds, “Every boy dreams of being a Texas Ranger and now we have the badges to prove it.”
Having dealt with famous criminals such as Bonnie and Clyde, the Texas Rangers are the 2nd oldest of all state-level law enforcement agencies after forming unofficially in 1823 to protect American families settling in Texas after the Mexican War of Independence at the order of Stephen F. Austin. The organization was made an official law enforcement agency in 1835.
Congratulations on the cool honor to our fellow Floridians!