The City of Lynchburg, Virginia, was founded along the James River in 1786 by ferry operator John Lynch. The patch of its police department depicts a figure holding the scales of justice and a cornucopia, a symbol of nourishment and abundance. Behind the figure is a vase with growth, symbolizing plentiful water, and a train, signifying a transportation crossroads. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains are in the background.
Lynchburg, Virginia, Police Department
January 1, 2012