He can punch a hole through thin air and he doesn’t shower because dirt is afraid to get on him. Chuck Norris has a cult like following of fans that think of him as the most powerful man ever made. But even Chuck Norris could only play a Texas Ranger on television. That is until now.
Chuck Norris will be named an honorary Texas Ranger and presented with a commemorative certificate Thursday. Texas Gov. Rick Perry will honor the actor and martial arts expert for his work on “Walker, Texas Ranger.” His brother Aaron Norris, an executive producer of the show, will also be presented with a certificate to say “thank you” for how the department was portrayed to the world.
“Walker, Texas Ranger,” aired on CBS from 1993 to 2001. Norris played the lead role of Cordell Walker, a Ranger who was ready to give out a roundhouse kick of justice, whenever needed. It still runs in syndication all over the country. The show was filmed in Texas and actual Texas Rangers were used in advisory roles.
The Texas Rangers are a division within the Texas Department of Public Safety. They take the helm with criminal investigations involving major incident crime investigations, unsolved crime investigations and shootings involving officers. There are 144 commissioned Rangers and have been in existence since the 1820s. The Rangers are the oldest law enforcement organization in North America with statewide jurisdiction.