April 9, 2019
The patch of the Carthage, New York, Police Department proudly represents the village’s industrial past and bright future. On the right, the historic Buckley Building signifies commerce. The factory represents the paper mills that once employed the majority of the people in the area. Likewise, the railroad and steamboat symbolize the logging industry. The Black River, the western border of Carthage, is represented by the water. Carthage was incorporated in 1841, as depicted on the bottom of the patch.