Patch Call: Clackamas County, Oregon, Sheriff's Office
The patch of the Clackamas County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office features the state’s most recognized landmark—Mt. Hood—climbed more often than any other mountain in North America. The snow-capped peak stands above verdant forests and the Sandy River, which flows from the Reid Glacier on the mountain’s southwest flank and supplies drinking water to nearby Portland. Serving a mix of rural and urban communities spread over a land area almost the size of Delaware, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1845, 14 years before the Oregon Territory became a state.