How many of you retired guys who have one, actually carry it like you did the real tin while active? My small dept actully gave me two, a full size version that looks just like the active badge except the number is replaced by "Ret", and a smaller one about 1/3 size. If I carry just the retired ID card and Qual card, that satisfies LEOSA. Problem is, Illinois is the ony state with NO provision for citizens to carry concealed. In Illinois, anyone with a gun gets automatically classified as "Cop" or "Crook". In the confusion of an actual problem, the words "Police Retired" and the ret badge might be better than just the words alone. We can sort out the details later, just being sure that I don't come across as claiming to be an active officer when I'm not. OTOH, the ID cards alone can be kept deep in my wallet where an armed robber won't find them on the scene, so that gives me the possibility of acting like just another guy who carries illegally. Comments? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!