‘One Riot, One Ranger’ Statue Returns to Love Field Next Week

Photo: SWABlogGuy, via Flickr
Photo: SWABlogGuy, via Flickr

After two-and-a-half years on the shelf, Love Field’s most famous resident is returning. One Riot, One Ranger is back.

The city will return the 12-foot bronze statue to the airport Tuesday.

“The return of the Texas Ranger statue is a welcome event,” City of Dallas Public Art Manager Kay Kallos said in a statement. “It’s an iconic figure at Love Field and part of a larger collection that establishes the airport as a destination for public art and travel.”

The statue has stood watch over the terminal since 1961, after being donated to the airport by Mr. and Mrs. Earle Wyatt of Dallas. It was created by Texas artist Waldine Amanda Tauch, who based the sculpture on the image of Captain Jay Banks, a retired Texas Ranger.