The San Francisco Police Reserve was begun in 1945. Applications were first given to members of the
S.F. Auxiliary Police.
San Francisco Police Officer John Bacigalupi wearing badge #612, was appointed 8-8-21. Made by Irvine & Jachens. 9-1-21. Sterling.
San Francisco Police badge #770, made by Irvine & Jachens. 9-1-21. Sterling. This badge number was issued
to John J. Regallo on 7/1/1908.
San Francisco Police badge #547 made of sterling by San Francisco’s Samuel’s Jewelers.
San Francisco Police Reserve Sergeant badge #3175, made by Irvine & Jachens. Sterling.
San Francisco Police Reserve Lieutenant #3056
made by Irvine & Jachens Sterling.
San Francisco Pie Plate badge #277, sterling silver and made by Irvine W. & Jachens, Badge is dated on the reverse 12-31-1907 and was issued to John W. Carlon who was appointed Jan 16, 1908.
S.F.P.D. Prototype Badges.
Back in the 1970’s it was felt by the department that they should explore going to a more unique police badge. Irvine & Jachens was tasked with coming up with new designs for consideration. These three prototype’s were considered. Badge number 88 was the badge number assigned to officer Russ Dickey. Russ was issued the badge to wear on duty and seek opinions and feedback from fellow officers and the public. Both badges 88 and 123 are sterling silver with hand engraved leafing highlighted by recessed black enamel. Badge 0000 was a departure from the 7 point star worn for more than 100 years. The badge featured reverse blue enameled panels and borders and a sterling silver city seal. Tradition won out and it was decided no change would be made. To this day badge 88 worn by Russ Dickey is the only department authorized prototype badge to be worn.
San Francisco Police badge #88, made by Irvine & Jachens. 1027 Market St. S.F. and dated 4-14-14. Sterling. This badge number was issued to John J. O’Donnell who was born in 1884 in Massachusetts.
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