Dan Reid is the captain of the Texas Ranger's unit stationed in Texas who first appeared in the radio show The Lone Ranger that debuted in 1933; he also appeared in the 2013 Disney film of the same name. The older brother of John, Dan is a Texas Ranger law officer, assigned to bring outlaws to justice. Nevertheless, he is kept as an easy bait for the psychotic, cannibalistic Butch Cavendish, who escaped imprisonment and wanted to exact revenge. Due to his release, Dan deputized his brother John and assigned him to join a posse to capture him. In his effort to recapture him, Dan fell victim to Butch's trap, who captured him, killed him, and devoured his heart as revenge for his previous incarceration, leaving only his younger brother standing. Knowing of his brother's demise, John vows to avenge his brother's honor and bring the outlaw to Justice.
Dan also appears in the second Disney Heroes vs. Villains in a role similar to the original film, although whether he would share the same fate in a manner similar to the original film is currently unknown.