For Immediate Release:
September 23, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Wichita Falls, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger John Bradshaw and local authorities are seeking information on a saddle stolen in Wichita Falls, Texas on September 14.
The saddle stolen is a Bob Marrs roping saddle with a 16 ½ inch rough out seat and skirt and swells tooled with a floral pattern. There is a steer located on each corner of the skirt and the stirrups are aluminum. The saddle is made with a Buster Welch tree, – the frame around which saddle is built.
The victims are offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with useful information leading to the location and recovery of the stolen saddle. In addition, they are offering a separate $2,500 reward for useful information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects involved in stealing the saddle.
Anyone with information leading to the location and recovery of the stolen saddle or leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect(s) should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333 or call TSCRA Special Ranger Bradshaw at 940-389-6123. Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
TSCRA is a 139-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.