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Badges and Patches

Fall River Police Patches

Here are two of our patches.. The patch with the eagle was worn up until the late 1970's, and the other patch is still worn today.

Here is the prototype original order request for the current FRPD patch from 1978, along with a letter from the Roman Art Company concerning this patch.

Another unique patch is the " All American City" patch. This photo shows the patch, which was worn for the 1976 Bi-centennial. It was worn on the right shoulder opposite the FRPD patch.This particular patch had an L missing in "All" and was thrown in a draw in the Chief's office. Not many of them survived.

Antique Fall River Police Badges

This photo shows my collection of FRPD badges worn by Police Officers and Superior Officers from approximately 1910 till the late sixties.

This photo shows a Deputy Chief Badgeof the same time period. The Chief, Deputies, and one Captain still wear these antique badges for ceremonial events. These badges are all handcrafted in gold and platinum, and the workmanship is excellent. They were appraised at over $1200 each. The current Deputies badge is shown here.

Of course every badge has an escutcheon . See my collection of 1910-60s hat badges.

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