An image of the should patch of the Lexington, Virginia, Police Department.

The Lexington, Virginia, Police Department’s patch features the city seal; a lamp represents the flame of knowledge, honoring two local colleges. Eleven stars represent three generals associated with these institutions. Stonewall Jackson, who taught at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), had three; Robert E. Lee, president of Washington and Lee University, had three; and George C. Marshall, graduate of VMI, had five.