Sterling "canvas" describes the hand engraving on this rare Stockton, CA police badge, circa 1920-1928.
Ben Franklin Rogers was an old time Stockton, CA Police Chief. Shown here is his 18k gold badge.
This San Joaquin county deputy sheriff badge was made by San Francisco Jeweler, D. W. Laird and sent to the Glick jewelry company in Stockton. Sterling silver and hand engraved. Circa 1880.
Early 1st issue Stockton badge made by local jeweler J. Glick, circa 1890. This was the first style regulation issued badge.
Many officers wore badge 12 and many scratched their names and initials on the reverse such as F. O'Dair (Fred),
D.W.R. (D.W. Reynolds), J.B.P (J.B. Patton). Department photos show C.O. Smith wearing the badge in 1912. Records indicate that F.C. Garlick wore badge 12 in 1890 and then took the job of Police Bailiff in 1891.
Stockton Police appointment certificate dated 18th January 1900 for Frank B. Briare to the position of Police Officer and issued badge No. 12.
Henry T. Dorrance arrived in Stockton in 1850 and engaged in the saddle and harness business. The Stockton Guard was a millitary unit.
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