|This months photo is a circa 1880 image of a bearded man in a suit, wearing an "off the shelf" style police badge with the number 1.
The number 1 may indicate he is the senior officer or only officer of the police department, or perhaps the chief of the department.
During this period most officers were known by the people in his jurisdiction, and the badge was more important to display for those visiting the community than those living there.
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