Patch Call: Gunnison, Colorado, Police Department
The patch of the Gunnison, Colorado, Police Department features an eagle—draped by the Colorado flag—symbolizing the nation, as well as liberty and freedom. The Rocky Mountains sit in the background. A w, the largest single letter in the Western Hemisphere, represents Western State College, located in the city. The fields refer to the ranching industry that still thrives in the valley. An elk, Gunnison’s symbol, represents the hunting and outdoor activities the area is known for.