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Catalog Number 2012.006.018
Description East Palo Alto police pin, c. 1951-1986. Circular metal pin is gold-colored with a dark green border surrounding an outline of the state of California. Gold lettering against the dark green background reads, "EAST PALO ALTO POLICE / CRPOA." Within the outline of California is the acronym "ARPOC" in red letters. A seven-pointed star with "89" printed in its center seems to indicate a particular location within the state. Back of pin has clutchback attachment.
Object Name Pin, Law Enforcement
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title East Palo Alto Police Pin, c. 1951-1986
Date c. 1951-1986
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "EAST PALO ALTO POLICE / CRPOA" (front of pin); "ARPOC" (front center of pin); "89" (front center 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-1 W-1 D-0.375 inches
Search Terms East Palo Alto
Pawson, Gjon T.
Pawson, John T.
San Mateo County - Police Departments
Subjects Emblems
Law enforcement
People Pawson, Gjon T.
Pawson, John T.