Sacramento Sergeant badge #4 made by Sacramento jeweler J. N. Phillips. Pictured to the right is Sgt. Max Fisher wearing badge #4.
Right - Sacramento Sergeant Max Pinkerton Fisher wearing badge #4 made by J. N. Phillips Jeweler Sacramento.
Capt. Max Pinkerton Fisher, Bureau of Identification. Capt. Fisher was considered a high authority on identification matters and was rated in "Police World" as one of the four great men in America versed in the science of visual identification. California's present CII (criminal identification and information) owes its existence mainly to the efforts put forth by Capt. Fisher at sessions of the State Legislature.
He was born in Germany in 1864 and arrived in America in 1876. He died in 1943.
Sacramento Star July 02, 1921
Sacramento Bee January 17, 1900
Max Fisher Appointed City Detective
Max Fisher circa 1900.
24 December 1932
25 August 1923
Joined the Sacramento Police Dec. 31, 1894.
Made Captain in July of 1921
24 August 1943