The Texas Ranger is a mythic figure. They were supposed to be the good guys who rode into the corners of the state and fought for good. When Ranger Brian Burzynski started his investigation into alleged abuse by staff of inmates at the West Texas State School, he lived up to that inheritance. He listened to victims and whistle-blowers when so many had ignored them and helped blow the lid off the unforgivable scandal at the Texas Youth Commission.
Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski, Texas Rangers Company E, 2405 S. Loop 250 W., Midland, 432/498-2120, www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/texas_rangers