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.
Dec. 16, 1931
Sterling silver San Francisco Police Patrol Driver badge #8, made by Samuels Jewelry. Issued to William P. Griffin, who was appointed April 30, 1934.
Later to be worn by Spike Hennessey.
Photo of Spike Hennessey, San Francisco Police Patrol Driver wearing badge #8,
Photo courtesy of Robert Kohlstedt.
Presentation on reverse:
For your support
Membership of P. A. L.
Presentation badge of Reno Barsocchini from the San Francisco Police Athletic League. Made by Irvine & Jachens and stamped Gold Filled.
Reno Barsocchini was a celebrity in San Francisco. A former baseball player with the San Francisco Seals in the 1930's, he met and became friends with Joe DiMaggio.
After baseball he was the owner of "Reno's" bar, downtown in San Francisco, and would run Joe's restaurant,
"Joe DiMaggio's Grotto" on Fisherman's Wharf,
San Francisco. On January 14, 1954 he was Joe's DiMaggio's best man at his wedding with Marilyn Monroe.
Reno Barsocchini leading newlyweds Marilyn Monroe and
Joe DiMaggio as they left the wedding ceremony.
September 8, 1894
Early San Francisco Police custom die belt buckle and pictured to the right is Lt. Frederick Esola wearing a similar buckle.
San Francisco Police Lt. Frederick Esola wearing custom die buckle.