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Sedgwick County in Colorado was named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post along the Platte Trail, which was named for John Sedgwick. He was a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Pony Express was a mail service using relays of horse-mounted riders that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 1861 between Missouri and California.

The Honor Guard is the formal representative of the Executive Office of the Sheriff and the Sheriff's Department at all types of functions in Stanislaus County including funerals, graduations, parades, major and minor league sporting events, and other special activities. The deputies who comprise the Honor Guard come from military and non-military backgrounds.

St. Charles County Sheriff's Dept. vehicle license plate - Missouri. The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Dept. is responsible for court services & security, prisoner transport, civil process and bailiffs. Many thanks to David W. Brown who made this deal possible!

HIDTA - High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area - Unit (Georgia). The HIDTA area of operation encompass 10 geographically defined sectors of the city Atlanta and DeKalb County since 1997.

Van Buren County Sheriff's Department - Iowa This patch was worn during the 1960s/70s. Van Buren County was formed on December 7, 1836 and was split off from Des Moines County. It was named for President Martin Van Buren. ----------> Das Abzeichen stammt aus den 1960er/70ern. Das Van Buren County wurde am 7. Dezember 1836 aus ehemaligen Teilen des Des Moines County gebildet. Benannt wurde es nach Martin Van Buren (1782–1862), dem achten Präsidenten der USA (1837–1841).

1937 vehicle license plate from Colorado

Before Oklahoma's admission as a state, Seminole Co. was Indian Territory allocated to the Seminole people, who were removed from Florida in the 1820s. The Co. is known for the Greater Seminole Field, one of the most important oil fields ever found and is still producing.

The Recreation Unit used to be the Water Patrol of the Stearns County Sheriff's Office/Minnesota. Over the past 10 years or so their duties have expanded to patrolling the County parks in the summer months, snowmobile patrol on state and local trails in the winter and some hike patrol on those same trails when the snow is gone. So now it is the Recreation Unit.

The town was established in the early 1850s as a stop on the newly constructed Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. During the Civil War, the town was the winter headquarters of Confederate Gen. William J. Hardee during the aftermath of the Battle of Stones River. On April 11, 1862 a desperate fight ensued between Col. Starn's cavalry and the 42nd Indiana under Maj. Shanklin. 4 Feds were killed and 25 wounded. 4 Confederates were killed on the spot, and 20 of them wounded, 2 or 3 mortally.

The holy grail of Georgia: Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept. patch; The County was created in December 19, 1793 and is named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary war General.

McMullen County was established from parts of Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Live Oak County in 1858 and later organized in 1877. The County is named after John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas.

White Plains Police - New York; White Plains is the County seat of Westchester County, New York and was a site of a Revolutionary War battle in 1776

The "Great Locomotive Chase" was a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862, in GA during the American Civil War. Union Army Volunterrs commandeered the train "The General". They were pursued by Confederate forces at first on foot, and later on a succession of locomotives, including "The Texas". This incident led to awards of the first Congressional Medals of Honor to the men who stole "The General".

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - California; belt buckle made by Medallic Art Company

The "West Memphis 3" are known for the murders of 3 boys in W. Memphis, AR, in 1993. D. Echols was sentenced to death, J. Misskelley, Jr. to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences and J. Baldwin to life imprisonment. Following a 2010 decision by the AR Supreme Court regarding new DNA evidence, the "WMT" negotiated a plea bargain. On Aug. 19, 2011 Judge David Laser accepted the pleas and sentenced the three to time served. The 3 were released, having served 18 years and 78 days in prison.
 

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