Established in 1901, the Arizona Rangers have protected and served the citizenry for well over 100 years. Although the the initial organization was short-lived, lasting only two years, the company became the scourge of Arizona outlaws in the Arizona Territory and along the Mexican border. In 1957 the Arizona Rangers were re-established and these modern Rangers have continued the tradition of service that was established by their predecessors. In keeping with their motto, "Few But Proud Then and Now", they assist numerous law enforcement agencies and help keep the peace within their communities and the state.
Author and historian M. David DeSoucy has compiled this fascinating look at the Arizona Rangers from numerous sources, including the archives of the Arizona Rangers in Nogles, the Arizona State Library and Archives, the Arizona Historical Society, the Arizona Historical Foundation, his personal collection and oral histories of the Rangers and their families.