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Sacramento Sergeant badge #4 made by Sacramento jeweler J. N. Phillips.  Pictured to the right is Sgt. Max Fisher wearing badge #4.
Sacramento Sergeant Max Fisher wearing badge #4 made by J. N. Phillips Jeweler Sacramento.

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 Fisher wearing badge #4 made by J. N. Phillips Jeweler Sacramento.

This is the first uniform patch worn by Sacramento Policemen.

This is the first uniform patch worn by Sacramento Policemen.

Beautifully engraved sterling silver Sacramento, CA police badge #46. Circa 1930.
Engraved sterling silver Sacramento, CA police badge #48.  Presentation on reverse: “To Leslie Mills Dec. 22, 1936 from Bea”.   Leslie Mills died on Dec. 23, 1949 and held the rank of Sergeant.

Engraved sterling silver Sacramento, CA police badge #48.  Presentation on reverse:
“To Leslie Mills Dec. 22, 1936 from Bea”. 
Leslie Mills died on Dec. 23, 1949 and held the rank of Sergeant.

Beautifully engraved sterling silver Sacramento, CA police badge #46. Circa 1930.

T. M. Koening wore Sacramento Detective Sergeant #5 badge, and went on to become Chief of Police,  Circa 1922.
Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #5 Police badge, sterling silver .  Circa 1922.

T. M. Koening wore Sacramento Detective Sergeant #5 badge, and went on to become Chief of Police,  Circa 1922.

Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #5 Police badge, sterling silver .  Circa 1922.

Engraved Sacramento Captain of Police sterling silver badge.  Circa 1925.

Engraved Sacramento Captain of Police sterling silver badge.  Circa 1925

Engraved Sacramento Corporal #10 Police, sterling silver badge.  Circa 9-27-22.  Issued to Lee Parker.

Engraved Sacramento Corporal #10 Police, sterling silver badge.  Dated 9-27-22.  Issued to Lee Parker.

Corporal Lee Parker wearing sterling silver badge #10, Circa 1924.

Corporal Lee Parker wearing sterling silver badge #10,
Circa 1924.

Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #10 Police badge, sterling silver badge.  Circa 2-16-25.
Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #11 Police badge, sterling silver badge.  Circa 2-16-25.

Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #10 Police badge, sterling silver badge.  Circa 2-16-25.

Engraved Sacramento Detective Sergeant #11 Police badge, sterling silver badge.  Circa 2-16-25.

Engraved Sacramento Patrol Sergeant #16 Police badge, sterling silver badge Circa 6-5-33.
Engraved Sacramento Patrol Sergeant #17 Police badge, sterling silver badge Circa 6-5-33.

Engraved Sacramento Patrol Sergeant #16 Police badge, sterling silver badge Circa 6-5-33.

Engraved Sacramento Patrol Sergeant #17 Police badge, sterling silver badge Circa 6-5-33.

Engraved Superintendent Juvenile Department Police Sacramento badge, sterling silver badge.  Circa 1933.

Engraved Superintendent Juvenile Department Police Sacramento badge, sterling silver badge.  Circa 1933.

Superintendent Juvenile Department (Captain) Sacramento Police, Circa 1930.

Superintendent Juvenile Department (Captain) Sacramento Police, Circa 1930.

1st issue Sacramento Police badge number 19. Sterling silver.

1st issue Sacramento Police badge number 19.
Sterling silver.

Cabinet photo by Baldwin of Sacramento Police officer William Lowell wearing 1st issue badge number 10.

Cabinet photo by Baldwin of Sacramento Police officer William Lowell wearing 1st issue badge number 10.

Captain Max Fisher Sacramento Police.
Capt. Max 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.

Capt. Max 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.

Engraved Sacramento Chief of Police sterling silver badge.  Circa 1924.

Engraved Sacramento Chief of Police sterling silver badge.  Circa 1924.

Sacramento Police Badge #232.  Sterling silver, made by Entenmann.  During the 1950’s Entenmann got an order from Sacramento PD for badges.  It was a short lived relationship thus making the Entenmann version somewhat rare.

Sacramento Police Badge #232.  Sterling silver, made by Entenmann.  During the 1950’s Entenmann got an order from Sacramento PD for badges.  It was a short lived relationship thus making the Entenmann version somewhat rare.

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Sacramento Police Badge #535.  Sterling.

Sacramento Police Badge #535.  Sterling.  Gregory Stewart had this number in the 1980’s.

Engraved Sacramento Sergeant of Police #9 badge, Gold Front, Circa 1940.
Sacramento Sergeant of Police Patrick Bennett wearing badge number 9, Circa 1940.

Engraved Sacramento Sergeant of Police #9 badge,
Gold Front, Circa 1940.

Sacramento Sergeant of Police Patrick Bennett wearing badge number 9, Circa 1940.

Sacramento Police badge #30 was issued to James V. Hicks in 1937.  The next badge he would wear came ten years later in 1947 when he was appointed Chief of Police.
James Hicks’ Sacramento Chief of Police badge adorned with a diamond.  The badge is gold front and made by Entenmenn.
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Sacramento Police badge #30 was issued to James V. Hicks in 1937.  The next badge he would wear came ten years later in 1947 when he was appointed Chief of Police.

James Hicks’ Sacramento Chief of Police badge adorned with a diamond.  The badge is gold front and made by Entenmenn.

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Retirement Badge

October 6, 1964  James V. Hicks, Sacramento Police Chief (standing right), thanking Joseph E. Rooney, his top assistant (and later Police Chief), for presenting him with his new retirement badge.

Chief James V. Hicks was presented with this gold front, hand engraved Chief of Police retirement badge.
Reverse of badge showing the inscription: James V. Hicks Chief of Police Retired 3-31-65 From The Members Of The Sacramento Police Department.

Chief James V. Hicks was presented with this gold front, hand engraved Chief of Police retirement badge.

Reverse of badge showing the inscription: James V. Hicks Chief of Police Retired 3-31-65 From The Members Of The Sacramento Police Department.

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Nicely engraved sterling silver Sacramento, CA police badge #1. Circa 1938.

Nicely engraved sterling silver Sacramento, CA police badge #1. Circa 1938.

October 6, 1964  James V. Hicks, Sacramento Police Chief (standing right), thanking Joseph E. Rooney, his top assistant (and later Police Chief), for presenting him with his new retirement badge.
Sacramento Police badge #30.
Sacramento police officer C. H. Shields wore badge #30 in the 1920’s.  The badge would later be worn by James V. Hicks who went on to become Chief of Police.
Close up of badge #30.

Sacramento police officer C. H. Shields wore badge #30 in the 1920’s.  The badge would later be worn by James V. Hicks who went on to become Chief of Police.

Charles A. Bliss was born Sep. 3, 1871 and died  Oct. 2, 1967 at age 96.  In  July 1912 he took office as the Sacramento Commissioner of Public Health and Safety which controlled the Police and Fire departments.  His badge is made of Coin Silver with hard fired black enamel.  On the back is stamped Coin Silver.

Charles A. Bliss was born Sep. 3, 1871 and died  Oct. 2, 1967 at age 96.  In  July 1912 he took office as the Sacramento Commissioner of Public Health and Safety which controlled the Police and Fire departments.  His badge is made of Coin Silver with hard fired black enamel.  On the back is stamped Coin Silver.
 I purchased this badge from his son
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Charles A. Bliss, Commissioner of Public Health and Safety.
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Charles A. Bliss, Commissioner of Public Health and Safety.

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The Sacramento Union
June 13, 1921

Sacramento P.D. Captain of Police badge made by J. N. Phillips Jeweler Sacramento.

Engraved Sacramento Captain of Police badge,
sterling with 14k gold applied letters and embellishments, made by J. N. Phillips Circa 1895.
Note:  John N. Phillips was listed in the Sacramento City Directory of 1893 as a Manufacturing Jeweler and Diamond Setter 627 J St.  He had relocated from San Francisco where he had his jewelery business.

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Still to be identified Captain wearing the badge in Sept. 1911 photo of Sacramento PD with first department motorcycle.

Still to be identified Captain wearing the badge in Sept. 1911 photo of Sacramento PD with first department motorcycle.

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