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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) 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… Continue Reading

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

“Texas, I think.” – The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE) In early 2016, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Corpus Christi Police Department issued a very attractive challenge coin that prominently features Sherlock Holmes. It  can be found for sale on some online auction services, such as eBay. OBVERSE: ROBBERY/HOMICIDE (star) FAMILY VIOLENCE (star)… Continue Reading

NYPD Latent Print Section Issues Pink Sherlock Themed Challenge Coin

NYPD Latent Print Section Issues Pink Sherlock Themed Challenge Coin

“There is always the chance of finger-marks or something.” – The Adventure of the Three Gables (3GAB) The Latent Print Section of New York’s Police Department has issued a second challenge coin featuring Sherlock Holmes.  In early 2015, they issued their first challenge coin that had a white background.  The second challenge coin, issued in… Continue Reading

Alabama Sheriff’s Office Issues Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Motifs

Alabama Sheriff’s Office Issues Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Motifs

” … which served as the local police station” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) The Sheriff’s Office of Montgomery County, Alabama, has issued a challenge coin that features a magnifying glass and a deerstalker cap within the design on the coin’s reverse. Not the most Sherlockian of designs, but just enough to be of interest… Continue Reading

Sgt. Buddy Murnane’s Sherlock Holmes Themed Challenge Coin

Sgt. Buddy Murnane’s Sherlock Holmes Themed Challenge Coin

” … a promising detective …” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) On March 15, 2015, Sergeant Francis “Buddy” Murnane passed away from an apparent heart attack. Murnane, a NYPD officer since 1973, was the New York Police Department’s longest serving officer and had never taken a sick day during his career.  He was a… Continue Reading

Two Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coins From NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

Two Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coins From NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

“… it is, indeed, the missing man.” – The Man With The Twisted Lip (TWIS) The number of police departments and related agencies that are issuing challenge coins with Sherlock Holmes themes continue to grow. In fact, while this post was being written, we literally had to “stop the presses” as we learned of a second challenge… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Related (almost!) Challenge Coin News

Sherlockian Related (almost!) Challenge Coin News

“You will challenge him …” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) During the past year, we have published several items about challenge coins being issued with a Sherlock Holmes theme.  In this post we’ll share two challenge coins that have a borderline or fringe attachment to Sherlockiana. First, almost a year ago, Robert Downey, Jr.… Continue Reading

Florissant Police Department Challenge Coin Featuring Holmes

Florissant Police Department Challenge Coin Featuring Holmes

“It’s the Baker Street division of the detective police force.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Florissant, Missouri is a suburb of St. Louis. Sometime during 2014-2015, a Sherlock Holmes themed challenge coin was issued by their police department. OBVERSE: FLORISSANT POLICE DEPARTMENT / (Florissant Police Department badge upon a sunburst) / BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS REVERSE:… Continue Reading

NY/NJ Port Authority Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

NY/NJ Port Authority Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

“… among the dregs of the docks …” – The Man With The Twisted Lip (TWIS) Earlier in 2015, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department Detectives issued a challenge coin that features Sherlock Holmes. OBVERSE: PORT AUTHORITY POLICE / NY (PAPD Badge) NJ / DETECTIVES REVERSE: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS / (PAPD patch superimposed on a… Continue Reading

NYPD Arson & Explosion Squad Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

NYPD Arson & Explosion Squad Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… before the shattering roar of the explosion…” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Earlier this year, the Arson & Explosion Squad of the Special Investigations Division of the New York Police Department issued a challenge coin that features a silhouette of Sherlock Holmes. OBVERSE: (star) SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION (star) / N.Y.P.D. / (3 stars) /… Continue Reading