Mine started from the first internet forum I joined back in 99 or 2000. It's my name first initial, last name, and my original badge number from my first full time job as a peace officer. there you have it.....bhale187 The badge number 187, came from a small town chief with a great sense of humor. The movie One Eight Seven had just come out, he was a DARE officer and he said the kids were always talking about 187. He thought it would be funny to make that the rookie's badge number. What's your name mean, or where did it come from?