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Kingman Letter: Bring back the Arizona Rangers

I have been thinking about possible solutions to putting armed guards to protect the school children of Kingman. I know that the expense of this would be prohibitive. However, Arizona has a long tradition of law enforcement at no cost. This tradition rests currently in the local police volunteers. They fall under the jurisdiction of the agency that they volunteer for. My thoughts are what if we organized a Company of the Arizona Rangers here in the county. This is a job that they are well suited for and I believe falls within their purpose:

1. Render, when called upon by any federal, state, county, or local law enforcement authority, such law enforcement assistance as may be required, and within the capabilities of the Arizona Rangers, but only under the direction and supervision of such authority.

2. Provide support for those youth organizations and activities, which contribute to the development of youth in matters of good morals and good citizenship.

3. Support activities, which, in the judgment of the voting membership, are deemed to be of benefit to all parties involved.

4. Engage in activities, which tend to keep alive the traditions of the Old West.

Ken Dickey