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DeSoto Police Donate Two Historic Weapons To Texas Ranger Museum

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eSoto officers Sergeant Williams (left) and Corporal Ziegler (proper) are pictured with the donated weapons on the museum.
Photograph credit score Desoto Police Division

So, do you keep in mind this summer time when the DeSoto Police Division hosted a Voluntary Gun Give up Program? Previous to the occasion many scoffed on the thought. Gun loving Texans questioned, typically out loud on social media, why would anybody flip in a gun?

Nonetheless, the occasion was such an enormous success that midway by way of the DeSoto Police Division ran out of reward playing cards and needed to points I.O.U.s. By the top of the occasion the DeSoto PD had collected roughly 270 weapons and ‘an excessive amount of ammo to rely’ in line with Chief Costa.

Following the profitable occasion, DeSoto’s Cpl. Pete Schulte stated, “We’re getting a spread,”  “We’re getting some older weapons that it seems to be like have been within the household for an extended time period…” And, because it seems, two of the weapons surrendered are categorised as historic firearms. This week the DeSoto Police Division donated the shotgun and the revolver, an 1879 Colt to the Texas Ranger Corridor of Fame & Museum.

Texas Ranger Corridor of Fame & Museum In Waco

From an announcement shared by the DeSoto PD: DeSoto Police donate two historic firearms to the Texas Ranger Corridor of Fame & Museum in Waco, Texas. The shotgun and revolver pistol have been surrendered to police throughout our Voluntary Gun Give up Program on July 31, 2021. The museum thanked officers for the donation and can add the firearms to their assortment. Details about the origins of the shotgun are nonetheless being investigated by the museum however the revolver was recognized as an 1879 Colt.

The Texas Ranger Corridor of Fame and Museum is situated on the banks of the Brazos River in Waco, TX. Open seven days every week from 9:00 a.m. to five:00 p.m. the museum recommends you enable 1-2 hours to see all the displays. ADMISSION: Adults: $8.00 | Kids (6-12): $4.00 | Kids beneath 6 free | Seniors (60+): $7.00 | Army (with ID): $7.00

From the Texas Ranger Corridor of Fame and Museum’s web site: “In 1964 the State of Texas, Metropolis of Waco and personal benefactors partnered to gather and protect the historical past and heritage of the legendary Texas Rangers for future generations.

A small museum opened on the banks of the Brazos River in 1968. Over the past half-century it has turn into the State-sanctioned historic middle of the Texas Rangers welcoming greater than 4.5 million guests.”

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