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  1. Scott1970

    Scott1970

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    I used to wear one that said "PATROLMAN" on it. I tried to acquire one with this recent change to new ones, but I was denied. Little things like that are the norm when you're labeled a troublemaker.
     
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  2. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    Ok Larry, I'll join in.

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  3. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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  4. Ftttu

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    Stock image of a badge I used to wear when I did motorcycle funeral escorts. Our agency begrudgingly allowed us to work those as part times, but we weren’t allowed to use our uniform while doing them. We designed our own uniform and used these badges. I’ve seen worse badges, but what made these look goofy was their large size.
     
  5. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Ever been to the Free state of Indiana?
    Almost all county Sheriffs Departments badges and uniforms (brown), and patches alike, just different county’s names in them.
    Florida Sheriffs agencies look like that too. My first MP badge is locked up F109 is the number I think, I don’t think we wore those badges long, and before that just an MP brassard would do.
    We even had CHIPS style motorcycle helmets that were black and white and said MP.
    I still have mine from
    Ft Bennington Ga.
    I know this is about badges...I am wearing a Federal one now, but at least when I was a Soldier, or Deputy, they meant, and I still hope so today for my brothers and sisters authority and respect.
    God bless you all.
     
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  6. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    @BamaTrooper - I'm not sure I've ever met a Trooper Lt. who wasn't a complete ******-****..

    You always seemed like you are/were one of the good ones :)

    Edited to add- the censored words were a tool a lady uses to clean herself followed by the f word.. I felt strongly enough that this point needed to be driven home :D
     
  7. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    I actually had to purchase my first badge.. All my equipment.. and all my uniforms.. Fortunately they had a handful of patches..
     
  8. Renoc

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  9. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Private side

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    I think the problem stems from forgetting what it is like to be the worker bee and looking at folks as numbers. That and forgetting what it was like to have an a-hole for a supervisor. I wanted guys to work for me because I stated my expectations (that I thought were reasonable) and gave my guys the tools, time and instruction to meet them. I sought there input on problems and let them have some buy-in on solutions when the solution wasn’t mandated by HQ.
    Some guys thought me asking them what they thought was a trick and several mentioned that no one had ever asked their opinion on issues. In particular, how shifts were assigned. I think previous supervisors did what was easy for them, not what was best for the guys.
     
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  10. LilCop2002

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    Did you eavesdrop my *****-session today?
     
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  11. 7th District

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    I was issued mine over 25 years ago. It was well worn when I got it. The troop that had it before me was issued it in 1972, and he wasn’t the first to carry it. So long as I stay healthy, I plan to carry it until I complete DROP.

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  12. Sgt127

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    Great topic.

    I’ve collected Police badges for 40 years. I have about 400.

    I’m fascinated by the difference in badges. The local spin on badges. Ft Worth with a Panther on top. Louisiana SP in the state shape. Lots of that in badges.

    I also really like simple badges. Too much color, design and enamel just doesn’t work for me. NYPD has had the same patrolman’s badge for 100 years. That’s just cool.

    I generally collect major cities and Texas badges.

    I like badges withe wear. They’ve been there.

    There’s quite a few collectors out there. We’re getting older. Any of you interested, PM me. There’s shows around the country and, every year there’s a National Police Collectors show. It’s amazing to see what’s out there. And, makes me feel very inadequate.
     
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  13. lawandorder

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    You know those old badge collectors, an unusual bunch.
     
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  14. BamaTrooper

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    I found these after I started this thread. Light blue shirt is me at my academy graduation in May of 91. The other is me and my brother. I had switched to the Troopers and he was about 2 years in at our local PD after switching from the DA’s investigation unit. 76A2CBCE-07D1-4BAA-8473-0C7390440984.jpeg B444570D-4D1D-4982-9724-8573121EAD97.jpeg
     
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  15. 7th District

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    Back in 2011 me & my squad assisted some of your coworkers with a funeral service for one of your officers. This was taken after the service & right before they flew out back to Alabama.

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  16. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I thought it was badgers. :confused:
     
  17. BamaTrooper

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    Looks like Mark McHenry on the right. I can’t tell who the one with Glasses is.
     
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  18. knoxrocks222

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    We go right through Pritchard when we go to our house in gulf shores!! I’ll have to stop at buckees on our way out next summer and buy you a LB of jerky lol!
     
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  19. Nutty Professor 188

    Nutty Professor 188 Patrol Corporal

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    Here is my first badge.
    (Sorry I had to mark the agency name out. My department has a policy about posting badges and insignia on social media without approval.)
    We used to put badge numbers on the shield but now they just have “FL” where the badge number goes.

    The gouge on the number is where I tried to chase a guy over a guardrail and down a 14’ embankment. He smashed into the ground at the bottom and got up and ran. I smashed into the ground, broke one wrist, sprained the other, sheared the rear sight off of my ankle gun, broke my prep mike, and gouged a chunk of meat out of my knee to the kneecap. The badge was the least amount of damage.
    My partner caught him. The bad guy had a pretty bad scratch on the palm of his hand and 2 paramedics treated him on-scene. I drove myself to the ER.
    That was over 20 years ago.
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  20. BamaTrooper

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    It’s a deal.
     
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