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Ridgetop Police Department
Jefferson County Sheriff

The patch of the Ridgetop, Tennessee, Police Department features a train emerging from a railroad tunnel, constructed in 1905 and one of the longest self-supporting tunnels in the world. When completed, it opened a direct line between Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville and brought expansion, both in population and economy.

Jefferson County, Washington, is located in the northwest corner of the state, as well as the continental U.S. The patch of its police department features the Olympic Mountain Range, along with 7,800-foot Mt. Olympus, a majestic old tree, and a river representing any one of the dozens on the Olympic Peninsula.


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