I have some more cowboys to show off today, continuing in the theme of 'Officers of the Court', I have four more frontier lawmen to show you, two Texas Rangers, a Sheriff and a Pinkerton agent, all good guys I suppose...... Right ?
So, Texas Rangers, these guys were Officers of the court, who had a state wide Jurisdiction in Texas, they performed duties such as murder investigation, political corruption, the tracking down of fugitives, and various other duties, the Texas Rangers are one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United states, these miniatures will work very nicely in a scenario I have planned, these particular rangers are well dressed in their town gear.
I also have on show tonight a local sheriff, his jurisdiction is only County wide, the word sheriff comes from the old english term 'shire reeve', a designated royal official responsible for keeping the peace (a "reeve") throughout a shire or county on behalf of the king, how many of you knew that ?? cause I didn't... the sheriff is the guy with the grey hat.
Finally, I also painted a Pinkerton agent, the Pinkerton agency was a security guard and detective agency, basically official guns for hire, they did work ranging from basic detective work to presidential guard duty, the work was not always above board, surprise surprise, business men once hired them as a goon squad in an attempt to intimidate striking workers, the agency is still in existence today as private military contractors.