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Catalog Number 2012.006.014
Description Reserve Peace Officers Badge, c. 1951-1986. Gold-colored metal pin in arrowhead shape has the California State Capitol Building at left and a shield bearing the California State Flag design along with a seven-pointed star at right. The shield is surrounded by the words, "CALIFORNIA / RESERVE PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION." At bottom of pin are the words "ARPOC 1996" in blue ink, and "SACRAMENTO" in red ink. Back of pin has a clutch-back attachment.
Object Name Pin, Law Enforcement
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Reserve Peace Officers Badge, c. 1951-1986
Date c. 1951-1986
Creator Pin Treasures
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "ARPOC 1996" (blue lettering, front of pin); "SACRAMENTO" (red lettering, front of pin); "CALIFORNIA / RESERVE PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION" (encircling shield emblem, front of pin); "P.T.M.S. / 714-540-2549" (repeated across back surface of pin)
Provenance This item belonged to either donor's uncle, Gjon T. Pawson, who was a Deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office from 1981-1986 or donor's grandfather John T. Pawson who was a San Mateo Police Officer from 1951-1973.
Dimensions H-0.5 W-1.25 D-1.375 inches
Search Terms Emblems
Pawson, Gjon T.
Pawson, John T.
Pins
Subjects Emblems
Insignia
People Pawson, Gjon T.
Pawson, John T.