Authentic reproduction of a marshal's badge

Authentic reproduction of a marshal’s badge

Another pin from Fort Laramie, Wyoming. This is an authentic replica of a marshal’s badge—but not appealing to Hollywood. The star seems to be what Hollywood (or maybe the public) wants, and you are not likely to see a film with this badge being worn. A guy from San Angelo who worked in films with Tommy Lee Jones told me of an incident. While making a film, the San Angelo guy wore his deputy sheriff badge from Tom Green County. The props guy went ballistic. “Not authentic!” was his cry. Tommy Lee Jones fixed it—“Let him wear his badge.” The prop guy went away mumbling quite upset.

Location: 13-E3

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