Tulsa Police Badges Through The Years
1905-The six point star was worn by City Marshal Charles W.
Robertson. Photos before the turn of the century show the same
Various adaptations of the shield were used between 1909 and
Right--John Moran's badge in 1909.
LEFT--John Moran in 1911
RIGHT-Closeup of his badge.
Chief Yoder's badge from 1912. The top bar reads Presented by
Tulsa Force. The hanging bar says Edw. Yoder.
LEFT--Rees Moran's badge 1913.
RIGHT--Moran's belt buckle.
RIGHT-1922 to 1928 worn by Rees Moran
LEFT--1920-1930 Badge worn by Officer Everett
Blaine Dimples Hackathorn.
Right-- First badge worn by future Chief Joe
McGuire when he was hired in October 4, 1928.
LEFT--1930 Sunburst badge
LEFT Hat badge worn in the 1930s
RIGHT Matching breast badge.
LEFT--1940s era Traffic Captain badge
LEFT Hat badge-oil derrick style worn until
RIGHT Matching breast badge. Worn by Sgt.
RIGHT Breast badge first issued in 1952 and
In 1952 the department replaced the oil derrick badge with the
seven pointed star above. The motto Justice For All was added
to the bottom of the breast badge. The badge below is
identical except for the multi-colored state seal. It was
issued from 1968 through 1978. At that time the department
returned to the style shown above with four digit numbers instead
of three. Officers are now allowed to keep their badge when
Left breast badge with multi-color state
seal issued 1968 through 1978.
Right--The Centennial Police Badge
Sergeant Beard is considered a badge expert and has collected
badges for most of his career. The design features the
Oklahoma Land Run and and an Oil Derrick. Both images
represent the rich history of Oklahoma and Tulsa. With the
help of Major Julie Harris, Captain Travis Yates, Corporal Ron
Clark and Officer Steve Downie, this project was completed in early