PRECINCT 444 Podcast

A Podcast of The National Law Enforcement Museum

ICONS | Black Trailblazers in Blue – Bass Reeves: The Real Lone Ranger


In a series of four episodes, the Black Trailblazers in Blue series will profile a selection of African American leaders in Law Enforcement and highlight their contributions to the field and its expansive history. From slave to U.S. Marshal, Bass Reeves went on to serve more than 30 years in law enforcement, becoming the first African American to serve as a U.S. Marshal. Listen in to learn more about his life and career in law enforcement. Tune in every Friday in the month of February for a new episode in the Black Trailblazers in Blue mini-series, part of the ICONS series.