W.C. Roberts' LAPD Series 2 Captain's presentation badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel, an applied number 1 and hand chased engraving.
Presentation on reverse of badge W.C. Roberts / Los Angeles Cal /July, 1889.
W.C. Roberts' LAPD Series 2 Police badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel. Anker & Carson.
Captain Roberts sits for a portrait.
Los Angeles Herald Dec. 28, 1899
Los Angeles Police Commission instructs Captain Roberts to take charge of the police department at once.
Los Angeles City Directory 1899
Los Angeles Herald July 25, 1889
Newly appointed Chief of Police J.M. Glass address to the City Council. Chief Glass announced, "I have deputized officer
W. C. Robert to temporarily officiate as Captain, subject to the approval of the board."