Rocky Mountain Detective Agency Silver Badge [173762]

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Rocky Mountain Detective Agency Silver Badge    [173762]

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5 point star silver Rocky Mountain Detective Agency badge. 2", with pinback. The Rocky Mountain Detective Association, founded by David J. Cook, is referred to as the "first formal network of law enforcement officers" west of the Mississippi. They were in operation for thirty-five years. Tony Neis was a part of the guard detail that brought Billy the Kid to his trial. In 1882 he was a deputy U.S. Marshal in New Mexico, and became the local head of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association. Neis wanted Sam to head the Albuquerque office, and Sam considered the offer, but appears to have turned it down, choosing to move to Prescott instead. Late in 1882, Sam is back in Albuquerque running for constable against Con Caddigan and Tony Neis. Did Sam change his mind and go to work for the RMDA?" blongerbros.com