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Patch Call

Patch Call

TBI patch
San Juan Patch

The patch of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) depicts the agency’s seal. The judicial scales at the top are a reminder of TBI’s work to restore justice through investigation. The abbreviation of TBI within the central outline of Tennessee represents the agency’s statewide mandate, as well as its motto of “Truth, Bravery, Integrity.” At the bottom, the flags of Tennessee and the United States are linked to show the necessary interdependence of TBI’s work with other states and federal agencies.

San Juan County, Washington, consists of 176 named islands and reefs located near the state’s northwestern border with Canada. Most of the population resides on the four largest islands, accessible solely by private boat, light aircraft, and the Washington State Ferries. All three modes of transportation are depicted on the patch of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, which patrols about 167 of the islands. Also shown is the rugged shoreline typical of the islands, as well as one of their many nearby straits.