Posted 4 years ago
I recently obtained the solid 14k gold badge with diamonds and ruby that was presented to Chief Special Agent Ben Williams of the AT&SF Railway on December 25, 1910. Ben Williams served as a US Marshal and Deputy Sheriff for famous Sheriff Pat Garrett in Donna Anna County, New Mexico in the late 1880's and 1890's. Pat Garrett shot and killed "Billy the Kid". Along with the photos of the badge is a photo of Williams wearing it on the front of a locomotive. He has a model 96 Winchester across his lap. The other photo is of Williams later in life. Thanks for looking and keep hunting!