Many police agencies issue a replica of one's duty badge with the word "Retired" added upon retirement...a far different animal than a "CCW Badge". The badge and/or the ID that comes with it is actually sufficient without a CHL...but I choose to have the permit also.
OK, I see it's kinda like those people who go to five star restaurants and try to get a better table from the host because, "they know the chef". Got news for ya, if you were on a first name basis with a five star chef, you would not be talking to the host.
The badge merely affords me a little extra courtesy from officers who do not know me.
Or another way of looking at it is to compare your actions to those of a fourty-something alumnist who shows up at homecoming in his fraternity letter shirt hoping to bum a few beers off of the current student membership. Law enforcement is serious business, it's not Lambda Epsilon Omega fraternity. You're attitude an actions trivialize law enforcement agentcies to the level of the Fred Flintstone's Water Buffalo Lodge.