Sheriff James Long's 14k gold presentation badge, hallmarked Shreve & Co. 14k. Presentation on reverse of badge: Presented to Jas. N. Long By His Colleagues Board of Supervisors Contra Costa Co. Jan’. 4, 1943. Sheriff Long served 1943-1955.
Claude Bisio’s son, happy to obtain his fathers badge, place it back in the original makers box and keep it in the family.
Martinez Police badge named to Robert Fisher. Circa 1945, sterling silver and hand engraved.
Martinez Police badge named to Frank F. Rizzio. Circa 1930, sterling silver and hand engraved.
Frank Rizzio when he was a Contra Costa Co.
Pittsburg Captain of Police badge. Circa 1935, sterling silver.
Contra Costa Co. deputy sheriff badge for R. C. Pierson. Gold Front.
Pictured L to R are Claude Bisio, Sheriff James N. Long and Ivan Goyak. Sheriff Long’s badge is pictured above and Claude Bisio’s badge is pictured below. Photo from the Bisio family album.
Constable Contra Costa Co. Made by Patrick Co. S.F. circa 1895.
Presentation reads “An expression of friendship from W. M. Veale 1931.
William M. Veale was the Undersheriff of Contra Costa County. His father Richard R. Veale was the elected Sheriff 1895-1935.
Presentation badge to C. H. Palmer Chief Police Martinez, CAL. circa 1931.
Charles H. Palmer was listed as a Constable in Township 1 as early as 1910 and into the 1920’s. The U.S. Census for 1930 lists him as Chief of Police Martinez, a postion he held until 1939.