On January 7, 1908, on the occasion of his 20th Anniversary with the department, Captain Moriarty was presented with this 14k gold presentation badge made by local jeweler Ernsting & Co., weighing over 3 ounces. Captain Moriarty wore this badge until his retirement in November 1920. In a ceremony held on November 4, 1920 (see article), his gold 20 year presentation badge, which had been fitted with a retired panel, was presented to him. Born in Ireland in 1861 he immigrated to the United States and arrived in New York on May 20, 1880. He became a naturalized citizen on March 14, 1884 in Cook County, IL. He joined the San Diego Police Department on June 3, 1889.
He died April 5, 1933 at age 72.
A young Bartholomew Moriarty in 1888
The Evening Tribune
November 5, 1920
Circa 1911: Captain Moriarty standing with Antonio Gonzales who was the Chief of the 1838 Mexican Town Police and standing on the right is Chief Keno Wilson.