Fresno Police Captain badge circa 1921. Hallmarked A. S. Shaddow and Sterling and made for B. A. Wickstrom.
A.S. Shaddow was a Fresno Jeweler who came to Fresno from San Jose in about 1916.
He died in 1939.
Fresno Police Desk Sergeant badge #2 circa 1930. Sterling silver.
Fresno Co. deputy sheriff badge for J. H. Menzemer, circa 1923.
Fresno Co. deputy sheriff badge circa 1943.
Fresno Co. deputy constable badge #3 for the 11th Twp. (Kerman) circa 1915.
Fresno Co. Superintendent Industrial Road Camp badge. Circa 1940. Herman H. Donsted was born in Denmark in 1897 and immigrated to the United States in 1908 and became a naturalized citizen. On May 30th 1942 he was appointed Postmaster in Cedar Crest Fresno Co.
Fresno Co. Traffic badge #5. Prior to the California Highway Patrol each county was responsible for traffic enforcement with funds provided by the State Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Finance from 1923 to 1929 and were known as the dual control officers because the counties submitted candidates to the state who appointed the officers. Only about 36 of the 58 counties participated in the program from 1923 to 1929. In 1929 the remaining counties, except Los Angeles became part of the C.H.P
January 22, 1940