Denver police push for law-enforcement museum

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Denver police push for law-enforcement museum

This uniform was worn by police officers circa 1890s. It is made of wool and had either copper or brass buttons. Dean Christopherson said one theory of where the term COP comes from is that they used to have copper buttons on their uniforms. A Denver Police Department technician, Christopherson is working on creating a police museum for the department.
Some of these old patrolman badges date back to the late 1860s. The one in Denver Police Department technician Dean Christopherson’s hand is of unknown origin. He suspects it was handmade, but has no idea of the date of the badge.

Denver police push for law-enforcement museum

This uniform was worn by police officers circa 1890s. It is made of wool and had either copper or brass buttons. Dean Christopherson said one theory of where the term COP comes from is that they used to have copper buttons on their uniforms. A Denver Police Department technician, Christopherson is working on creating a police museum for the department.
Some of these old patrolman badges date back to the late 1860s. The one in Denver Police Department technician Dean Christopherson’s hand is of unknown origin. He suspects it was handmade, but has no idea of the date of the badge.
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