Memorial event held for legendary Texas Ranger Jackson

Some 1,000 people gathered at The Sul Ross University Pete P. Gallegos Center to honor legendary Texas Ranger Joaquin on Saturday, June 25. Jackson died on June 12.
Jackson was a longtime Texas Ranger and has been described as the most prominent Texas lawman of the past century. Among the dignitaries attending were former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, top Texas lawmen, members of the media and other notables. Check out a few of the photos of the day’s events, taken by Jay Deal. (See more on the memorial by clicking here.)

Rainbow over Gallegas Center where memorial was held

Rainbow over Gallegos Center where memorial was held



Program cover for event

Program cover for event


Lawmen line up at center after parade

Lawmen line up at center after parade



Family, friends arrive at center

Family, friends arrive at center



Poster of Jackson on Texas Monthly cover

Poster of Jackson on Texas Monthly cover


Invited crowd views slideshow of Jackson & family

Invited crowd views slideshow of Jackson & family



Photo of Jerry Deal and Lance Jackson, Joaquin's son

Photo of Jerry Deal and Lance Jackson, Joaquin’s son