A scanned image of the Florence, Kansas, police shoulder patch.

The patch of the Florence, Kansas, Police Department emphasizes the city’s location at the crossroads of the nation—the intersection of U.S. Routes 50 and 77. Pictured on the left side of the patch is the historic water tower, which supplies the city with 99.96% pure spring water. Also included is the Great Seal of the State of Kansas, which bears the state’s motto: ad astra per aspera, translated “to the stars through difficulties.”