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Yuba County Lawman Badges
14k gold badge worn by Hank McCoy who was elected in 1878. His son Charles J.McCoy followed in his footsteps and was elected Sheriff in 1914, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.  Charles had a jeweler add the top ribbon and proudly wore the badge. This badge is pictured in Witherell’s book, California’s Best?ť on page 25.

14k gold badge worn by Hank McCoy who was elected in 1878. His son Charles J.McCoy followed in his footsteps and was elected Sheriff in 1914, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.  Charles had a jeweler add the top ribbon and proudly wore the badge. This badge is pictured in Witherell’s book, California’s Best,  page 25 and on the cover and page 78 of Badges of America’s Finest Vol II.

Marysville Police
Marysville Police badge first worn by Marysville Policeman “Butch” Dobler, who was killed by a highwayman named “Mountain Scott” on June, 2, 1868.  After Dobler’s death the badge was purchased from his widow by John Colford, Sr., who later sold it to Hank McCoy, who then wore it as a Policeman on the Marysville Police Department.  McCoy’s son, Charles, would later wear it in 1900 serving in the same position. Charles J.McCoy, pictured below, one of California's native sons, having been born in Marysville, October 16, 1874.  From April 2, 1900, until 1914, he served as police officer and Chief of the Police department of Marysville. In 1914 he was elected Sheriff of Yuba County, assuming his new duties as Sheriff in January 1915, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.  This badge is pictured on page 78 of Badges of America’s Finest Vol II.
Charles J.McCoy, one of California's native sons, having been born in Marysville, October 16, 1874.  From April 2, 1900, until 1914, he served as police officer and Chief of the Police department of Marysville. In 1914 he was elected Sheriff of Yuba County, assuming his new duties as Sheriff in January 1915, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.

Marysville Police badge first worn by Marysville Policeman Charles L. “Butch” Doebler, age 37, who was assassinated on May 10, 1866.  After Doebler’s death the badge was purchased from his widow by John Colford, Sr., who later sold it to Hank McCoy, who then wore it as a Policeman on the Marysville Police Department.  McCoy’s son, Charles, would later wear it in 1900 serving in the same position. Charles J.McCoy, pictured below, one of California's native sons, having been born in Marysville, October 16, 1874.  From April 2, 1900, until 1914, he served as police officer and Chief of the Police department of Marysville. In 1914 he was elected Sheriff of Yuba County, assuming his new duties as Sheriff in January 1915, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.  This badge is pictured on page 78 of Badges of America’s Finest Vol II.

Charles J.McCoy, one of California's native sons, having been born in Marysville, October 16, 1874.  From April 2, 1900, until 1914, he served as police officer and Chief of the Police department of Marysville. In 1914 he was elected Sheriff of Yuba County, assuming his new duties as Sheriff in January 1915, a position he held for 32 years until 1946.

SF-Call-April 4, 1900 McCoy Appointed
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Sacramento Union December 15, 1914

San Francisco Call  April 4, 1900

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Marysville Daily Appeal August 31,  1860

McCoy Badge

This is how the badge would have appeared when Hank McCoy wore it beginning in 1878, before his son Charles had the jeweler add the top banner in 1915 to commemorate Father and Son elections to Sheriff.

Stage Robber Marysville Daily Appeal   August 7,  1867
November 4, 1876  Marysville Daily Appeal

November 4, 1876  Marysville Daily Appeal

Marysville Daily Appeal  August 7, 1867

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