Thanks to Noozhawk for publishing a story on our attempt to honor a true American Hero, Samuel Sanchez. Fundraising efforts are under way to raise $5000 to hav...e signs posted on Highway 166 beween Simas and Bonita School Road designating that stretch as the Officer Samuel Sanchez Memorial Highway. Officer Sanchez was hit by a drunk driver head on along that stretch while transporting two prisoners to the jail. Sanchez and his two prisoners all perished at the scene.
When a police officer is lost, it is a true loss for the entire community. Blessings to the Sanchez family for sharing Samuel with Guadalupe.
Besides CA patches, I collect old badges. As many readers know, my main collecting interest is any agency located in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego, plus anything constable or marshal from California.
One of my favorites to locate are dual title badges, which identify more than one separate official office to the holder. This beauty which I believe dates prior to 1907 fits all my criteria! 😃
Richard Adams, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff, felt he needed to do more than to lower the American to half staff again this morning to honor our fallen law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge so he wrote the following down and decided to share it.
Thanks For sharing.
We need a twelve step program to stop the disintegration of America. Here’s where I believe we can start:...
The California Patch Book supports the California Law Enforcement Historical Society (CLEHS). Yesterday was the annual collectors show in San Luis Obispo. http://www.ksby.com/…/police-memorabilia-show-held-in-san-l…
The media refuses to show this. Feel free to share.
Today a last call was broadcast in Dallas for three of the five officers murdered in the line of duty. A last call symbolizes a final honor for those officers that gave their lives defending the citizens they swore to protect, and concludes their final End of Watch (EOW).
May God please bless their souls, and allow these heroes to rest in peace.
It would seem that the superb L A badge website done by the late Mike Bailey is down.
I had already put a paid purchase order in for badgehistory.com over a year ago after talking to Mike about preserving the site, and hopefully I will get it when the current registration expires in January.
Regardless, the site needs to be preserved so I already have www.LABadgeHistory.com operating which points to the web archive of Mike's hard work to preserve it.
This badge is an interesting mystery. It is sterling silver and judging from the hallmark and design I'm guessing it dates to the 1920s/30s/40s.
The seal possibly depicts a California mission scene, and not a seal I have seen in catalogs or elsewhere. It may be custom.
Regardless where it might have been used (one suggestion was Hurst Castle, and another a desert casino), it is a quality precious metal badge and a nice addition to the collection.
This 1945 photo shows the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Aero Squadron Nurse Corps. I am seeking additional information or photos to identify the shoulder patch worn on the left shoulder. I believe it to be the octagon sheriff's aero squadron patch, but would like to be able to confirm it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Left is an authentic issue Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse patch from the 1950s. Collectors are cautioned that almost perfect copies of this rare patch have been made to sell on eBay, so buyer beware.
Right is a period hand made patch that could be "Alameda County Mounted Sheriff's Posse" Band. Notice the transposed initials. Of course it could be "Alameda County MUSICAL Sheriff's Posse" 😉
I don't have any provenance on the band patch yet. If anyone has anything that might relate to it, please share.