Cord McCrea is a sixth generation Texas Ranger. Like cop families that are encouraged to take up the shield generation after generation, Cord was raised to be a Ranger and doesn't believe he can be valued as anything else.
The Rangers no longer roam the 'range' scouting the movements of American Indians. Now they're a division of six companies and a part of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Their numbers are limited. And their primary duties (under their state charter) consist "primarily of conducting criminal and special investigations, apprehending wanted felons, suppressing major disturbances, protection of life and property, and rendering assistance to local law enforcement officials in suppressing crime and violence."
I hope my hero, Cord McCrea does the badge of the Rangers justice.