Feb. 18, 1940 The Fresno Bee
Pictured to the left is the first Chief’s badge from Alviso.
J. L. Mayne was the first Chief to wear the badge from 1912-1920.
The next Chief was Emil P. Bacigalupi who was Chief from 1921-1929 and again from 1937-1938. From 1939 to 1944 he served as Police Judge. His wife Marie served as Police Judge from 1945-1946.
The last person to serve as Chief in Alviso was Arnold Pat Chew from 1954-1968 when the town was absorbed into the City of San Jose.
Chief Bacigalupi was not impressed with the badge and wanted one more fitting to his office. Some time in 1921 he was presented with the sterling silver badge shown to the right. However, before the presentation was made the Mayor and friends of the Chief presented him with an enormous badge adorned with a bicycle refector in the center as a joke. See picture below.
J. L. Mayne served as Marshal of Alviso and then Chief of Police but he was also the Constable of Alviso.
1936 Alviso Directory
John L. Mayne
Born Dec. 1878 Died Jan 28 1920 at age 42.
The 1900 Federal Census shows his occupation as Deputy Sheriff.
Listed in 1908-11 City Directory as Constable
The 1920 Federal Census shows his occupation as Township Constable.
His draft registration dated Sep. 12, 1918 shows his occupation as Constable & Marshal.
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