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A Second Challenge Coin for NYPD’s Sgt. Buddy Murnane

A Second Challenge Coin for NYPD’s Sgt. Buddy Murnane

” … a promising detective …”

– The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD)

The Island's City Council members -- Debi Rose, James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio -- applaud as the City Council honors Detective Sgt. "Buddy" Murnane for his 37 years of service with the NYPD without taking a single sick day (Staten Island Advance/William Alatriste)
The Island’s City Council members — Debi Rose, James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio — applaud as the City Council honors Detective Sgt. “Buddy” Murnane for his 37 years of service with the NYPD without taking a single sick day (Staten Island Advance/William Alatriste)

Back in November 2015, we reported on a challenge coin that was issued to honor Sgt. Buddy Murnane of the New York Police Department. Murnane passed away from a heart attack in March 2015, a month shy of his mandatory retirement. He had never taken a sick day in his 40 plus years of service to the NYPD. You can read about that challenge coin HERE.

We have now come across a second challenge coin with a similar design to also remember Sgt. Murnane. This coin can also double as a bottle opener.

Murnane Challenge Coin Rect OBVMurnane Challenge Coin Rect REV

OBVERSE: [Holed as made] N (star) Y (star) P (star) D / SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION / (silhouette of a right-facing Sherlock Holmes, wearing a deerstalker and holding a magnifying glass, upon a background of the U.S. flag, with the NYPD’s Detective Bureau logo in the foreground) / MAJOR CASE SQUAD / GATOR BASE [holed as made for bottle-opener]

REVERSE: [Holed as made] MAJOR CASE SQUAD / (Sgt. Buddy Murnane’s NYPD Badge) / SGT. BUDDY MURNANE [holed as made for bottle-opener]

89mm tall by 46mm wide, Rectangular, Hardened Enamel with a shiny gold finish

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