San Francisco Police Detective Sergeant badge #11.
Badge is dated 1932 and hallmarked Irvine & Jachens Mission St. S.F. Sterling. Issue to George P. Wafer who joined the department on 7-2-1923.
Read Newspaper Accounts of Wafers Heroics.
San Francisco Police Corporal badge #964, made by
Irvine & Jachens. 3-2-23. Sterling. Issued to Cornelius F. Thornton who was appointed 1-31-1921. Promoted to Sergeant July 17, 1933.
San Francisco Police Corporal badge #648, made by Irvine & Jachens.
Badge is Sterling. Issued to Archie E. Schmidt who was promoted to Corporal on Jan. 1, 1926 and was first appointed to the force April 13, 1914. Presentation on reverse reads: From Two Dear Friends.
San Francisco Police Inspector badge #554
made by Morgen Jewelry S.F. and marked 14k.
As reported in the July 1929
San Francisco Police and Peace Officer’s Journal.
This 1923 image shows newly appointed Officer Geo. P. Wafer. Courtesy of Patty Davis.
San Francisco Police Corporal badge #56. Worn by
Frank A. Fontana Born 9 Oct 1870.
He was appointed to the department on 9-13-1895. The S.F. Call newspaper on Mar. 28, 1902 reports he passed the exam for Corporal and was appointed as such. The same newspaper on the 24 of November 1911 reports he was made a Sergeant . He served 32 years when he retired and passed away shortly thereafter on 2 July 1927.
Made by Irvine W. & Jachens 2129 Market St. S. F. Stamped sterling and dated 1-16-09.
San Francisco Call 24 November 1911
Modesto News & Herald 8 July 1927
Extremely Rare San Francisco Police Detective badge, jeweler made, circa 1880.
18 October 1956
10 December 1952
13 May 1953
S.F.P.D. officer and photographer G. W. Blum created this collage of all City Marshal’s and Chief’s of Police from 1849 to 1911 when John F. Seymour was appointed Chief of Police in 1911. Each photo was individually mounted, followed by delicate and intricate ornamental filigree and text that was painstakingly hand painted.
Dimension including frame 46” wide and 38” tall.
San Francisco Police Officer Philip G. Kiely was appointed Dec. 1, 1938. Kiely rose through the ranks and was presented with this 14k gold badge.
On the reverse is inscribed, Lt. Philip Kiely from Members of Co. E.
(His Platoon) 7-1-50.
A native son of San Francisco born
11-11-1915, died July 24, 1972.
San Francisco Police Officer Frank L. Tainter was appointed July 5, 1927 and was issued star #1214 which is dated 7-1-27 and made by Irvine & Jachens
1068 Mission St. S.F. and marked sterling. Frank was born in Napa California on January 25, 1898 and died May 3, 1961.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 12, 1929
San Francisco Chronicle
December 20, 1929
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