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On December 7, 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Governor Poindexter signed a proclamation by which he turned the Territory of Hawaii over to the military. The Territory was immediately declared to be under martial law. The Honolulu Police Department became a deputized military force. The word "Emergency" was etched above the "Honolulu" on the seven-point star badges given to the police officers. Presented is an actual badge that was used during that most hectic time and issued to the regular police personnel. Badge is sterling, reads "Emergency Honolulu Police 330 and is in EX-MT condition with maker's mark on back (Ed Jones & Co). Also comes with the hat police badge that was used previously (VG).
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