Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Indiana State Police Detective badge of Robert F. Borkenstein

image number:

P0052379

description:

The badge is part of the Robert F. Borkenstein papers held here in the IU Archives (Collection C416).

The badge is accompanied with a letter from Dr. Kurt M. Dubowski. The letter reads, in part: "He carried this beautiful high-domed breast badge as an ISP Lieutenant (Unit #13) for 10+ years. He usually just carried it loose in his pocket and one day it accidentally fell from his pocket to his garage floor and he inadvertently drove his car over it, partly flattening it and damaging the pin-and-catch fastener. The Indiana State Police refused his request for a replacement; so for years he carried the only low-domed ISP badge."

date taken:

circa 1946 ?

accession number:

2007/113

accession number:

C416

personal name:

Borkenstein, Robert F.

corporate name:

Indiana State Police

corporate name:

Law in Action, Center for Studies of

topic:

Police

topic:

Badges

series:

Groups