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Oct. 22, 1907: Mayor’s Son Gives a Lesson in Identifying L.A. County Sheriff’s Badges

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 22, 1907 Los Angeles A trolley conductor at 4th Street and Hill complained to a patrolman that one of the passengers looked like a holdup man. The officer investigated and laughed … Continue reading

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Found on EBay

Here’s an interesting curio I found on EBay: A badge purportedly issued by the Pacific Electric Railway. I’m always suspicious of items like this because reproductions are common and frankly I wasn’t sure the PE had a police force. However, … Continue reading

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Jay Leno’s badge

Photograph by Al Seib / Los Angeles Times I let it pass when we first ran this photo a few weeks ago, but I couldn’t help noticing something unusual about Al Seib’s picture of Jay Leno delivering doughnuts to striking … Continue reading

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