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City of Middleburg Heights Police Patch
Gooding Police Department Patch

Sixty years ago, the area encompassing Middleburg Heights, Ohio, was largely farmland. The city’s police department patch, with its red barn and onions in the middle, represents this agrarian past. The modern day office building to the right reflects the area’s growth into a progressive, suburban Cleveland community. The sun and sunbeams in the background are taken from The Great Seal of the State of Ohio, while the American flag at the base represents the city’s deep rooted nationalism.

Idaho State Highway 46 runs through the center of the Gooding Police Department patch, as it does the city of Gooding itself. The century-old Gooding Hotel is depicted on the right side of the patch, while the left side depicts the Little Wood River that runs through the city, shadowed by the railroad tracks of the Union Pacific mainline. Above all is the American flag, which stands for the city’s devotion to safeguarding the freedoms of the nation.


March 2012 LEB Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Protecting Cultural Heritage from Art Theft
Art crime on local and international levels potentially can fund organized crime and terrorist activities.
By Noah Charney, Paul Denton, and John Kleberg

Leadership Spotlight
Count Your Blessings

Notable Speech
Be a Lion

ViCAP Alert
Unsolved Homicide

The Disease of Certainty

Focus on Training
Training for Deadly Force Encounters

Bulletin Honors
Lantana Police Fallen Officer Memorial

The Exigent Circumstances Exception After Kentucky v. King
The Supreme Court’s decision in this important case provides valuable guidance for officers in matters related to the Fourth Amendment.
By Michael T. Pettry

Bulletin Notes

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