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This lost badge was returned to Gainesville police after almost 100 years
Metal-detecting enthusiast donates nearly century-old relic to police collection
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Metal detector enthusiast Cheryl Collins finds an old Hall County Police badge that is about 100 years old. Collins donated the badge to the Gainesville Police Department Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, to be put on display. - photo by Scott Rogers
Collins, of Cumming, found a Hall County Police badge near the driveway of the Church Street home, roughly 3-4 inches deep in the ground.