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  1. #1
    us
    May 2009
    Yuma Az
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    the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Got up this morning an headed down to the river to do my first water hunt of the year .....Water felt nice an was cool to see my hunting groupies all the fish lol . Things started off very mellow a pull tab here a beer bottle cap there a penny every so often , oooo hey a quarter an another pull tab . Like I say normal mellow hunting .I got a weird tone an picked up a 1952 Canadian dime , a first for me .(alltho I did find a 2004 Canadian dime as I was headed out of the water ) Things started to pick up I found a $1 bill on the beach , about 20 ft away found another in the water .WooHoo into the big money lol

    Total today is $2.91 in clad ....1 1945 Merc ....1 Canadian 1952 Dime

    I'm scooting along waiting for my first Gold of the year to pop up when I got a very faint strange tone , I dig a scoop it gets louder 3 more scoops later the tone is still in the hole an I'm thinking to myself great this deep its a beer can some idiot has buried . I go for another scoop an hit something pull back get my scoop an pull it up , as the sand is clearing away its a wallet .....I pull this wallet out an the first sign of interesting find comes to view ....its a ATF Badge ......yes you read that right . I walk up to the bank an set my gear down an start checking out this wallet, ......no cash but plenty of personal credit cards ATF cards drivers license , SS card , ATF Badge , pics of the family etc , all Indiana Adrresses .. I was totally stunned .Have you ever found something an the hair on your neck stands up an you get kind of a funky feeling or bad vibe ? Well I got that .

    I stopped a local Sheriff driving threw the park as I was on my way out an turned it over to him , lol I told him what I had an he had that look of ya ya sure ya do , I handed it to him an his jaw dropped lol...long story short he got all my info thanked me an said he would make sure it got to the owner .

    So theres my interesting hunt of the day . Sorry I didn't have my Camera on me but here's a pic of the Badge that was in the wallet .

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  2. #2
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    i just wonder if the cop took full credit awesome story!! willy

  3. #3
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    Nov 2005
    Ohio
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Great, Great find, Congratulations. Sure hope you get a nice reply from the owner. That would be nice of him!!

    HH,Ringfinder
    Minelab GPX 4500, Nautilus IIB, ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Depth Pro, Fisher 1235, Fisher F-75, Minelab Explorer II, X-terra 70

  4. #4
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    Feb 2010
    Formerly NH now East Tennessee
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Hope those bad vibes don't turn out to be for a reason. Is your area a known hangout for drug smugglers ? It's very strange that all his personal stuff was left in the wallet but NO cash.. Turning it over to the sherrif was the right thing to do. I just hope the owner of the wallet isn't missing as well.
    Live Free or Die

  5. #5
    HCW
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Quote Originally Posted by dfx willy
    i just wonder if the cop took full credit awesome story!! willy
    What kind of a comment is that?
    One thing I have noticed about this hobby is that it draws alot of law enforcement people to it . I'm not in law enforcement myself but I don't think that kind of comment was called for and I doubt they appreciate it either. When I find myself in need of help in an emergency they are the first I think to call and I will never forget the help I recieve.

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    I'll bet your mind was running about 6-8 different
    directions when you looked into the wallet and saw
    that badge!! You always seem to find some extremely
    interesting things when you hunt and I always enjoy
    reading about them. HH Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Cool find. I'll bet not many of those are found by those in the hobby.

  8. #8
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Yeah! Tank!
    Interesting?

    I'd say Amazing buddy!

    What you did, just landed you an honorable mention friend
    I just voted

    That's two badges I have seen posted this year...Your's...and Mine

    Great find man.

    MMS

  9. #9
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    Texas
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    WOW! very cool
    Leave no stone unturned.

  10. #10
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    May 2009
    Yuma Az
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Wow Thanks everyone , I was totally shocked seeing this go to Honorable Mention.

    Well lets see where do I begin , I don't mind who gets credit for finding the Wallet ID an Badge to the agent it belonged to .Here on the Border the way things are My only hope is he just lost it an end of story .

    I have to admit I'm still tickled over my finds today not just the wallet , the silver was cool to . To me it would be very cool if everything was returned an he sent me a thank you note but hey just knowing its in better hands for reaching him than mine makes me feel better . We tell each other an everyone else "you'll never know what the next signal you dig is until you dig it " Man no truer words have been spoken an the reason I love this Hobby .

    Once again that you everyone for your comments an putting me on the Honorable Mention .

    HH Tank
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  11. #11
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Quote Originally Posted by HCW
    Quote Originally Posted by dfx willy
    i just wonder if the cop took full credit awesome story!! willy
    What kind of a comment is that?
    One thing I have noticed about this hobby is that it draws alot of law enforcement people to it . I'm not in law enforcement myself but I don't think that kind of comment was called for and I doubt they appreciate it either. When I find myself in need of help in an emergency they are the first I think to call and I will never forget the help I recieve.
    oh sorry mister sensitive! you cant tell me the thought wouldnt of crossed your mind? and just so you know ! my nephew is a state cop!

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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Tank, your profile says Yuma AZ, did you find this in AZ ? Several years ago in Glendale AZ, a neighbor of mine, an ATF agent, lost a wallet with badge due to theft... I don't feel right posting any details but the initials would be CB, if that makes sense...


  13. #13
    us
    May 2009
    Yuma Az
    Tesoro Eldorado , Fisher Gold Bug 2 , Whites MXT , Keen Dry Washer
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Hey EdleBrock , I got you an no this was not the one your looking for sorry .
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69 ™

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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Very good...neat find though...

  15. #15
    HCW
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    Re: the river giveth .....and the Sherriff taketh away

    Quote Originally Posted by dfx willy
    Quote Originally Posted by HCW
    Quote Originally Posted by dfx willy
    i just wonder if the cop took full credit awesome story!! willy
    What kind of a comment is that?
    One thing I have noticed about this hobby is that it draws alot of law enforcement people to it . I'm not in law enforcement myself but I don't think that kind of comment was called for and I doubt they appreciate it either. When I find myself in need of help in an emergency they are the first I think to call and I will never forget the help I recieve.
    oh sorry mister sensitive! you cant tell me the thought wouldnt of crossed your mind? and just so you know ! my nephew is a state cop!
    No, the thought didn't cross my mind.

 

 
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