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Jack Webb just the fact

Jack Webb "just the fact"

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Lenny Ortiz 17-Mar-2010 03:08
In the 1960's Denver Police gave Webb a DPD badge for his collection. Not to be out done, the undersheriff of Denver, Mose Trujillo gave Webb a badge with 714 thereon. I am in possession of the badge and have been for some fifteen years. I traded a regular DSD badge for it... the collector just wanted a badge and did not care what number it had,

I contacted the museum many years ago to inquire about the badge and the person I spoke with said many of Webb's badges fell into the hands of collectors after his death. I once was the badge keeper for the DSD and the historian.

The DSD began wearing the sunburst style badge in the early 1950's and the company (Sachs Lawlor) only made 373 of the badges. Badges numbered 1-373 and were traded yearly according to seniority. The DSD did not have over 373 deputies until the late 1970's, thus no need for a badge numbered 714. It
was only in the 2000's did the DSD obtain over 700 deputy sheriffs. While I have no real documentation and only word of mouth....these are "Just the Facts". What is this badge worth? I would not sell it, but it would be nice to know a value.