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1st issue South Side Police Sergeant Milwaukee
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South Side Police Sergeant Milwaukee Wisconsin badge circa 1860. Mike Halasi has found records going back to
1880-1881 which reveals at that time this badge was worn by George Strong, Sergeant of the South Side Station. Source:  History of Milwaukee, Wis., The Western Historical Society, Milwaukee Policemen.
Research continues for earlier records.
The Milwaukee police department was born October 4, 1855 with a Chief, William Beck, and six policemen. By 1860 the department added two Sergeants, one for the South Side and another for the North Side.

Milwaukee Police 1st issue badge #362, circa 1881.  Hallmarked by N. W. Stamp Works Milwaukee and Chicago. Milwaukee-1st-bk450

Milwaukee Police 1st issue badge #362, circa 1881. Hallmarked by N. W. Stamp Works Milwaukee and Chicago.

In 1881, Andrew Schwaab founded the Northwestern Stamp Company in Milwaukee and added two branches one in St. Paul where his brother George was manager and one in Chicago with brother Theodore managing.
Finding it difficult to operate in three locations, the two branches were sold and operations consolidated in Milwaukee on May 8, 1888,
 

Wausau Wisconsin Police badge circa 1900-1920.

Wausau Wisconsin Police badge circa 1900-1920. The Wausau PD was founded in 1900 according to our friend Fred Borgmann.

1st issue Superior Wisconsin Police badge circa 1883. 1st issue Merrill Wisconsin Police badge circa 1883.

1st issue Superior Wisconsin Police badge circa 1883.

1st issue Merrill Wisconsin Police badge circa 1883.

Early officer wearing six point star.
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Eau Claire, WI Police Dept. wearing their folded point stars. 
Photo courtesy Doug Gist, Silver State National Peace Officers Museum in historic Virginia City, NV.

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Housing Authority Watchman #37 City of Milwaukee Wisconsin badge circa 1930.

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Sheriff Juniau, Wisconsin badge

Sheriff Juneau County Wisconsin badge circa 1920.

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