The black-and-white patch of the Coal Valley, Illinois, Police Department prominently features a coal miner standing at the opening of a mine. Coal Valley was incorporated in 1856 and named after the Coal Valley Mining Company, formed locally that year. From its inception to the mid-1870s, the village experienced a coal mining boom, with many other mining companies moving in. Though the mines have been closed since 1942, Coal Valley is proud of its rich heritage.
Coal Valley, Illinois, Police Department
November 6, 2013