Captain Roberts sits for a portrait.
W.C. Roberts' LAPD Series 2 Captain's presentation badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel, an applied number 1 and hand chased engraving.
Reverse of Captain Roberts badge showing presentation dated July 1889.
W.C. Roberts' LAPD Series 2 Police badge, made of sterling silver with hard fired black enamel.
Hallmarked Anker & Carson.
The Los Angeles Times 22 February 1889 page 10
The Los Angeles Times 15 Feburary 1889 page 10
Pictured above is Captain Roberts with the Strongman Team, Circa 1890s. Bare knuckle boxing in the ring helped prepare for battles on the streets of Los Angeles.