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Nevada Law Enforcement History

 
 
 
 
 

SHERIFF JOSEPH McCOMB - LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA

Sheriff McComb was a blacksmith by trade when elected to Sheriff of Lander County in 1890.  He eventually reverend to North Dakota where he once again opened a blacksmith shop.  The photos were taken in North Dakota.

The badge shown was found in a bucket filled with nails and screws in a distant relatives garage.  In fact, they had no idea who it may have belonged to or how I had been discarded in the garage.  Examination of the badge shows that it likely was made by Sheriff McComb himself.  Only after the badge was researched by me and the identity of the man that had worn it was revealed did the previous owners realize that it had in fact belonged to a relative.