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Deputy Sheriff's badge, 1930's

 Item — Box: 02
Identifier: 01

Scope and Contents

The donor notes that the badge was worn by his great-uncle, Dale Russell. Russell worked in the Columbia River Gorge (near Multnomah Falls) as a park ranger and was associated with both the county parks program and the sheriff's office. He worked in the 1930's. The badge was given to the donor, Dick Steintz. in the late 1950's and he soldered a pin on to the back and wore it on his shirt as a youth.


  • 1930's



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Custodial History

The custodial history of this badge is dictated by the donor, Dick Stentz. He states that the badge was used by his great uncle, Dale Russell, in the 1930's and was given to him as a child in the late 1950's.

Physical Description

The badge is metal. It is inscribed on the front and has a soldered patch on the back where the donor had attached a pin to it in his youth. The pin no longer exists. The inscription on the circular part reads "DEPUTY SHERIFF MULTNOMAH COUNTY." In the center of the star it is inscribed "GUARD PATROL 588."


The badge is circular with a diameter of 2.25 inches. It encloses a five pointed star with the tips on the outside of the circle. When laying flat it's about .25 inches high at the center.

Repository Details

Part of the Multnomah County Archives Repository

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