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    BUCK GARRETT'S "GOLD" CHIEF OF POLICE BADGE, ARDMORE, INDIAN TERRITORY CIRCA 1900 - Buck Garrett was a noted lawman and gunfighter in the West. A sometimes policeman, other times gunfighter hired out by the cattle barons to drive off homesteaders in Wyoming, Garrett served as a deputy marshall in the Indian Territory and was later elected to the position of Chief of Police at Ardmore, Indian Territory from 1905 to 1910.

    This badge is from the era in which Garrett served as Chief of Police at Ardmore. Presented to him by O. A. Wells, the two-piece gold badge has Garrett's name on the upper device with 'Ardmore, I.T.' on a banner within a star above 'Police'. The badge comes as a historical set with his chief of police appointment, a police report of a theft signed by Garrett and a photograph of Chief Garrett. A placard with Garrett's biography is also placed within a burlwood frame with the badge and other materials. From The George Jackson Collection.

    Excellent condition with minor wear to original finish, with original clasp.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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