Prints and Photographs Collection
Governor Daniel poses with Homer Garrison, Jr., director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, circa 1957. Garrison joined the Texas Highway Patrol when it was organized in 1930, and became assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety when it was organized in 1935. He became director of the agency and chief of the Texas Rangers in 1938, posts he held for almost 30 years. Under his leadership DPS developed numerous programs in crime control, police traffic supervision, driver licensing, vehicle inspection, safety responsibility, accident records, safety education, defense and disaster service, and police training.