The Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office was founded in 1859 and is the largest full-service sheriff’s office in the state. The agency’s service patch symbolizes its western heritage and that of Jefferson County. The black background honors fallen colleagues, the gold lettering symbolizes the gold fever that brought settlers to the area, the blue skies with clouds signify the brilliant canopy of Colorado, the red rocks represent the county’s dramatic rock formations, and the mounted horseman, wearing the dark-green uniform of today’s deputy sheriffs, reminds us of the challenges faced by frontier lawmen.
Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office
August 6, 2013