Former DPS trooper for Liberty County named Texas Ranger

Ranger Christopher Cash is assigned to the Beaumont office. He previously was a highway patrolman in Liberty County.

By Vanesa Brashier,

Christopher Cash is the newest addition to the Texas Rangers, Company A. Cash, who hails from Conroe, is a familiar face among law enforcement in Liberty County having spent six years patrolling county highways with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

He will work out of the Beaumont Ranger office as part of Company A, which encompasses 35 southeast Texas counties, including Liberty County. Company A is under the direction of Major Grover Frank Huff, who previously was the Ranger for Liberty County until his promotion.

Cash says he is looking forward to working with Ranger Brandon Bess, who is assigned to Liberty County, Ranger Ryan Clendennen, who works out of the Livingston Ranger office, and Ranger Joe Haralson of the Jasper Ranger office.

“There are 22 Rangers in Company A and there are four Rangers on the east side who cover 11 counties. We rely heavily upon one another to assist in our primary focus, which is providing other agencies assistance with investigations,” Cash said.

Cash, 34, says being picked for the Rangers, the state’s most elite law enforcement agency, is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

“I am very humbled to be a part of the Rangers and I have a lot of work ahead of me,” he said. “This is something you work for your entire career. It doesn’t come overnight. It is something you work toward and consider in everything you do, from the way you handle cases to treating people fairly.”

The discipline that got him to the Rangers should help him live up to the organization’s legacy.

“The Rangers are coming up on 200 years of history and legacy,” Cash said. “As the new guy coming in, I just want to pull my weight and do what I can to add to the legacy. I don’t know what my niche will be but you get into this line of work to help people.”

A graduate of Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Cash is finishing up his master’s degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at SHSU.

DPS Sgt. Robert Willoughby, Ranger Brandon Bess and Ranger Christopher Cash (left to right) represented the Texas Department of Public Safety at the swearing-in ceremony of Liberty Police Chief Gary Martin on Jan. 10.
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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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