Patch Call

Patch Call

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The patch of the Port Aransas, Texas, Police Department prominently features a marlin jumping from the waters of the nearby Gulf of Mexico, representing the city’s popularity with avid sports fishermen. Beach tourists and college students on spring break also flock to Port Aransas annually, increasing the city’s population of 3,500 to as much as 60,000 in the summer months.

The interesting shape of the Manchester, Connecticut, Police Department patch resembles a white mulberry leaf, commonly fed upon by the silkworms providing the silk that contributed to the growth, culture, and fame of the town. Named after the major textile center in England, Manchester was the center of the silk industry throughout the 19th and early 20th century.