In the previous episode of True Crime Reporter™ Texas Ranger Files, we told the story of brave Rangers who kept up the pursuit of kidnappers while their car was being riddled with gunfire and was engulfed in flames.
Thirteen-year-old Amy McNiel the daughter of the pioneer in the development of the first hand-held calculator was kidnapped by five men on the way to school in January of 1985
Retired Ranger Captain Bob Prince recalled the tension-filled 48 hour, 600 mile game of cat and mouse and a 100 mph running gun battle that ended in the safe rescue of the teen.
During the pursuit of the kidnappers, Texas Ranger Stan Guffey maintained surveillance from an aircraft.
Two years later when a doped-crazed criminal out on parole kidnapped a two-year-old girl, Guffey did not want to stand by and watch as he had before.
Guffey insisted on replacing another Ranger in a plan to surprise the kidnapper as the father of the victim delivered the ransom.
He literally pulled a fellow Ranger out of his hiding place in the back seat of a Lincoln Continental that was being used in the rendezvous with the kidnapper and took his place.
It was the day the last Ranger Died, January 22, 1987.
Investigative reporter Robert Riggs and former U.S. prosecutor Bill Johnston reveal what happened in this exclusive edition of the Texas Ranger Files.
Bill tells the sad ending of this story that has waited years to be told.
Note: You can read more about the history of the legendary Texas Rangers and see vintage photos on our blog at True Crime Reporter™.