James A. Bishop 14k gold presentation badge. Presented to Jas. Bishop B the Terre Haute Police Force May 27, 1882. Bishop was born in 1861 in Kentucky. Appointed Patrolman on April 14, 1884 and may have been the first Black officer on the department. Bishop served for 30 years.
Rochester IN Police badge worn by Mel True.
14k gold Lake County, IN Deputy Sheriff badge. Hand engraved surmounted by an eagle with a red stone in the chest. Lettering done in Black reverse enamel.
RDG tie clasp that came with the badge and was in the same jewelry box. Researching.
Terra Haute Police Lieutenant James Bishop
Rochester Policeman Mel True
Fort Wayne, IN presentation police badge, sterling silver with hard fired black enamel. “Voted to / M. Singleton / at the Library Exposition / Most popular Policeman / Oct. 26 / ‘83”.
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette October 26, 1883
Fort Wayne, IN Most Popular Policeman Award
North Manchester, IN Deputy Marshal.
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