Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Police officer's star badge no. 799.
[ca. 1886]
Chicago (Ill.). Police Dept.
1 badge: silver; 3 1/2 x 3 in.

Silver Chicago Police Department badge number no. 799, shaped as a six-pointed star, engraved: Police/799/Chicago.

Worn by Chicago Police officer Timothy Flavin, who died of wounds from the Haymarket Square Riot, May 4, 1886. Donated to the Chicago Historical Society by John E. Flavin, the great-grandson of Timothy Flavin (CHS 1968.400).

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