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Things about the uniform

THREE GOLD STARS REPRESENTS THE RANK OF POLICE CHIEF
THREE CHEVRON'S REPRESENT THE RANK OF SERGEANT
TWO GOLD STARS REPRESENTS THE RANK OF DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF
FTO PINS ON THE UNIFORM REPRESENTS AN OFFICER WHO IS A FIELD TRAINING OFFICER
PISTOL BADGES ARE  MARKSMAN, SHARPSHOOTER, EXPERT, MASTER
SERVICE STRIPES ON THE LEFT  SLEEVE  REPRESENT ONE STRIPE FOR EVERY THREE YEARS OF SERVICE

RED AND WHITE RIBBON REPRESENTS THE CITY'S LIFE SAVING MEDAL . 

Badge of Office: Gold or Silver
 
BLUE AND WHITE RIBBON REPRESENTS THE MEDAL FOR THE MCHENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION MEDAL OF VALOR THE MEDAL FOR THE MCHENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS POLICE CHIEF'S ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE MEDAL OF VALOR

 

 

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National Police Week Traditions

National Police Week is the week of May 15th each year.  Visit the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Website www.nleomf.com

Black Badge Ribbon or Mourning Bar:

The black ribbon is placed over the center of the badge hiding the state seal symbolizing unity among the law enforcment community in mourning.

Bagpipes:

The history of the bagpipes for officers in the US originated in the Eastern states.  Most officers were of Irish decent and bagpipes traditionally announced the Queens Army marching to and from battle. With it they also carried their dead to the grave, making a mournful sound as to force the bystander to weep.

Riderless Horse:

Symbolizes the rider not returning. It originated from times when horses were the primary means of transportation. The boots are rteversed in the stirrups symbolizing the missing rider.

21 Gun Salute:

The firing of 3 volleys according to ancient belief, will scare away evil spirits.

Taps:

Originally started during the civil war to honor the fallen soldiers, is played to honor a fallen officer.

Folding the American Flag:

The casket is covered  with the American flag. The flag symbolizes the service of the deceased in the community and the United States. After it has been folded, it is given to the next of kin.

 

 

BADGES

 

 

THE BADGE OF OFFICE FOR THE HARVARD POLICE DEPARTMENT IS A 5 POINT STAR.

GOLD STARS ARE WORN BY THE CHIEF, DEPUTY CHIEF, AND SERGEANT'S.

PATROLMAN AND DETECTIVE'S STARS ARE SILVER.

 HISTORICAL TRIVIA:

 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLICE STARS AND SHIELDS;

THE STAR REPRESENTS JUSTICE (THE MORE POINTS, THE GREATER THE JUSTICE)

WHILE THE SHIELD  REPRESENTS PROTECTION.

 

Thanksgiving in this country is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November each year since 1863 when during the civil war, President Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving was in 1621. The feast lasted 3 days and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 American Indians. For the residents of Granada, they learned of our Thanksgiving tradition from the US Troops who liberated them from communism. They now celebrate their own Thanksgiving, celebrating their freedom and thanking the United States on October 25th (the day the Americans came) each year, since 1983.