For your viewing and bidding pleasure are two obsolete badges from the Detroit Police Department. A similar WWI era badge which I listed last week sold for $100. I added the WWII era badge to enhance the listing, and provide the buyer which an excellent grouping for display purposes. The history behind the badges are as follows:Badge #933 dates back to the World War One era and police records provide the following description as to it's use : "From 1918 A.R., pg 16 - Special Officers. The Department of Parks and Boulevards, public libraries or any private institutions that desire employees serving in as special officers, can have this done by making proper application to the Commissioner of Police. All private institutions must file a bond and pay a fee of $5.00 per year, but public institutions are not required to do this. The fee goes to the City Treasurer, who credits it to the proper fund." Badge #804 dates back to the World War Two era, and police records provide the following description for it's use : "On March 31, 1942, the City of Detroit passed Ordinance 247D establishing a force of special police officers for emergency war duty. These officers were to have the same powers as police officers during a war emergency. T were 2679 applications for the position with 1727 being rejected for various reasons. The approximately 952 hired were trained, sworn, and assigned to duty. They were paid $1 per hour." Both of these badges comply with the policies of Ebay in that they are obsolete police badges, bear no resemblence to existing badges worn by the agency in question, and qualify because of their age of issuance and use. High bidder to include $5 for US Priority Mail shipping.
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