The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s patch displays a replica of the state’s official seal. The center shield features a bald eagle, a grizzly bear, and a crescent moon. Two more grizzly bears representing courage and strength stand on a scroll inscribed with the motto, “Service and Protection.” The helmet illustrates state sovereignty, and the circular band and buckle symbolize the connection between the state and federal governments.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
April 1, 2011