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Marysville Police badge first worn by Marysville Policeman “Butch” Dobler, appointed November 1st, 1858 and who was killed by a highwayman named “Mountain Scott” on June, 2, 1868.  After Dobler’s death the badge was purchased from his widow by John Colford, Sr., who later sold it to Hank McCoy, who then wore it as a Policeman on the Marysville Police Department.  McCoy’s son, Charles, would later wear it in 1900 serving in the same position. Charles J.McCoy, pictured below, one of California's native sons, having been born in Marysville, October 16, 1874.  From April 2, 1900, until 1914, he served as police officer and Chief of the Police department of Marysville. In 1914 he was elected Sheriff of Yuba County, assuming his new duties as Sheriff in January 1915, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.  This badge is pictured on page 78 of Badges of America’s Finest Vol II.
Marysville, CA policeman Charles J McCoy portrait.
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Badge makers, cops and collectors have always referred to large star badges over 3” tall as “Pie Plates”.  Probably best known for wearing pie plates is the Chicago PD because they are still wearing them today.

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San Francisco Police badge #353, issued to Louis H. Young on July 16, 1883
1st issue Oakland Police badge #4 worn by Adalbert Wilson who went on to become Chief of Police.
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San Francisco Police Pie Plate badge worn by Robert Marshall.  For more info CLICK HERE.

Ukiah Police badge #1.  3 1/2€ť tall and made by Moise Klinkner S.F. this badge was worn by Clyde Brewer when he was the only policeman in Ukiah.

1st issue Marysville, CA Police badge.  More info CLICK HERE.

1st issue San Diego police badge.  More info CLICK HERE

Early San Diego Police badge #14, worn by John Schneider who was appointed  Oct. 27, 1887. 

San Diego Police man John Schneider wearing badge #14.

2nd issue San Jose Police badge.This huge pie plate style badge is sterling silver and at one time had a disc with a different number affixed over the original number 10.
 

San Francisco Police Lieutenant badge #81, made by  J.C. Irvine Kearny St. SF. Sterling.  Issued to Gilbert P. Chase who was appointed 9-7-1894 and retired in Dec. 1931.

1st issue Sacramento Police badge number 19.
Sterling silver.

Philip Edward Fraher’s San Francisco Police officer and Sergeant  badge #40.   This badge was first used as a police officer badge and when Fraher was promoted to Sergeant the badge was reversed and re-stamped.  The pin and catch would have been removed and attached to the new reverse side of the badge.  Fraher was born in 1866, a native son of California and was appointed a patrolman July 6, 1894.  He made Sergeant in 1904 and in 1914 Lieutenant.  He retired in August of 1921.

Honolulu Police badge #673.  Sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.  Hallmarked Dawkins Benny Honolulu.  Circa 1930.

San Francisco Police pie plates #60 & 61.

This 1st issue Alameda Police badge #15 is sterling silver and hallmarked by A. O. Gott Alameda, CA Jeweler and Optician.

This 1st issue Alameda Police badge #15 is sterling silver and hallmarked by A. O. Gott Alameda, CA Jeweler and Optician.

John Edward Becker was born in 1867 and for many years resided on Crosby St. Alameda, CA.  He enjoyed police work and also worked as a Southern Pacific Railroad Officer.  He enlisted in the National Guard on Nov. 10, 1899 and was a Sergeant in  6th Infantry 3rd Brigade.  He died in Alameda on May 13, 1925 at age 58.
John Edward Becker was born in 1867 and for many years resided on Crosby St. Alameda, CA.  He enjoyed police work and also worked as a Southern Pacific Railroad Officer.  He enlisted in the National Guard on Nov. 10, 1899 and was a Sergeant in  6th Infantry 3rd Brigade.  He died in Alameda on May 13, 1925 at age 58.
Sergeant Oakland Police #34. Sterling silver, hand engraved.  Notice the numbers were changed. Circa 1870.
Sergeant Oakland Police #34. Sterling silver, hand engraved.  Notice the numbers were changed. Circa 1870.

Sergeant Oakland Police #34. Sterling silver, hand engraved.  Notice the numbers were changed. Circa 1870.

Presented to
J. E. Becker
By the Citizens of Brooklyn Township
Alameda Co. Cal.
In recognition of bravery shown in the performance of his duty
June, 20 1908.

John Edward Becker was born in 1867 and for many years resided on Crosby St. Alameda, CA.  He enjoyed police work and also worked as a Southern Pacific Railroad Officer.  He enlisted in the National Guard on Nov. 10, 1899 and was a Sergeant in  6th Infantry 3rd Brigade.  He died in Alameda on May 13, 1925 at age 58.

Corporal Oakland Police #116. Sterling silver, hand engraved, hallmarked Pioneer Oakland, CAL.  Worn by Peter H. Van Houtte who went on to become an Inspector.

Corporal Oakland Police #116. Sterling silver, hand engraved, hallmarked Pioneer Oakland, CAL.  Worn by Peter H. Van Houtte who went on to become an Inspector.

Michael Joseph O'Reilly wore badge #85.  He was born in Kilkenny Ireland in April 1,1877.  Died Aug 14, 1943 in Alameda.  He was first appointed to the OPD October 10, 1906.  In 1919 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal.
Michael Joseph O'Reilly wore badge #85.  He was born in Kilkenny Ireland in April 1,1877.  Died Aug 14, 1943 in Alameda.  He was first appointed to the OPD October 10, 1906.  In 1919 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

Michael Joseph O'Reilly wore badge #85.  He was born in Kilkenny Ireland in April 1,1877.  Died Aug 14, 1943 in Alameda.  He was first appointed to the OPD October 10, 1906.  In 1919 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal.
The 1921 City Directory lists him as a Corporal and the 1922 Directory as a Sergeant.

San Francisco Police badge #353, issued to Louis H. Young on July 16, 1883

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1st issue Oakland Police badge #4 worn by Adalbert Wilson who went on to become Chief of Police.

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