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.
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The Texas City Disaster (1947)
DPS film chronicling the Texas City explosion as well as official rescue and relief efforts
The Motor Vehicle Inspection Program
Film detailing the newly implemented Texas Motor Vehicle Inspection Program
The Goodnight-Loving Trail (1960)
Film on the importance of highway safety and a history of Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, and the Goodn...
Texas Rangers, Company B Headquarters (1956)
This visit to Texas Rangers Company B Headquarters by Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. includes a display...
Texas Department of Public Safety - Labor Day 1965 Holiday Safety Reminder
Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Homer Garrison, urges safe driving over the Labor Day ...
Texas Department of Public Safety - Labor Day Safety Reminder (1963)
Governor Connally and Col. Homer Garrison stress safe driving over the Labor Day weekend
Texas Department of Public Safety - 1/4 Century Club (1964)
Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. welcomes DPS officers to the Quarter Century Club at its eighth annual meeting
Safe Burglary Investigations
Training film made by the Texas DPS to educate law enforcement agents on safe burglaries
Rustlers Range
Film providing a detailed look at methods of crime detection and prevention used by modern day (c. 1948) ...
Padre Island
This film provides a brief history of South Padre Island and stresses the importance of driver safety bot...
From Horses to Horsepower - Cars for the Texas Rangers (1956)
Newsreel clip features the Texas Rangers as they move from “horses to horsepower”
Department of Public Safety: Christmas Holidays
Homer Garrison speaks about traffic safety during the Christmas holidays
Col. Homer Garrison's Home Movie Reel
Reel from the Department of Public Safety Museum collection containing Col. Homer Garrison Jr.'s personal...
Automobile Thefts - A Police Training Aid (c. 1953)
Training film produced by the National Automobile Theft Bureau and Texas DPS providing instruction on eff...