Rare Police Badges U.S. GOV'T Utah General Depot MILITARY
VERY COLLECTIBLE PAIR OF POLICE BADGES - UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT POLICE - UTAH GENERAL DEPOT - WORLD WAR II
MATCHED BREAST BADGE AND HAD PIECE - BOTH ARE MAKER MARKED: SALT LAKE STAMP COMPANY - EAGLE-TOP WITH FIVE POINT STAR THAT APPEARS TO BE BRASS.
HAT BADGE IS 2-3/8 INCHES TALL AND THE BREAST BADGE MEASURES 2-3/4 INCHES TALL. THE PIN ON THE BREAST BADGE IS STAMPED WITH A UNITED STATES PATENT NUMBER THAT INDICATES THE YEAR - 1937 . . GREAT PAIR FOR YOU MILITARY OR POLICE COLLECTION.
History - PER WIKIPEDIA:
Prior to the establishment of what was known as the Utah General Depot on September 15, 1941, the underlying land was used for pasture and farmland. The Defense Depot Ogden Utah (DDOU) was one of seven similar facilities located around the nation. The property entered the ownership of the United States Army, under the command of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), an agency of the Department of Defense (DOD). The DDOU was used as logistical supply and administrative support for military installations and other DOD and federal agencies. The mission included the receipt, storage, maintenance, inventory and issue of items that included food, clothing, textiles, packages, petroleum products, pesticides, pressurized gases and general medical, industrial, construction and electronic supplies.
During World War II, the DDOU was also used as an internment camp for both German and Italian prisoners of war.
The Depot had an Officers' Club that allowed Department of the Army civilian employees to enjoy the facility. A set of military houses between the front gate and the Officers' Club made it feel like a neighborhood. There was also an AFEES store, as well as clothing sales. The commander changed from one service to another with each change but the commander was always a pay grade O-6 colonel or captain.
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