Archive for Saturday, July 28, 2007

Badge returned 30 years after it was lost

July 28, 2007


— More than 30 years after falling into Lake Michigan, a badge belonging to a former sheriff's deputy is back with its rightful owner thanks to a tourist who found it along the shoreline.

Max Elenbaas, now 61 and retired, was fishing from a boat in the mid-1970s when he bent over and accidentally dropped the badge into the water.

The tourist found it on a beach about two weeks ago and turned it in to the sheriff's office. Deputies went to Elenbaas' home to return it.


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