The FOP Star
The emblem adopted by the National Fraternal Order of Police is designed to remind the membership of the duties that are expected of them as a citizen, a police officer and a member of the lodge. The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted. It is an honor the people we serve bestow upon us. They place their confidence and trust in us; serve them proudly.
Midway between the points and center of the star is a blue field representative of the thin blue line protecting those we serve. The points are of gold, which indicates the position under which we are now serving. The background is white, the unstained color representing the purity with which we should serve. We shall not let anything corrupt be injected into our order. Therefore, our colors are blue, gold and white.
The open eye is the eye of vigilance ever looking for danger and protecting all those under its care while they sleep or while awake. The clasped hands denote friendship. The hand of friendship is always extended to those in need of our comfort.
The circle surrounding the star midway indicates our never ending efforts to promote the welfare and advancement of this order. Within the half circle over the centerpiece is our motto, "Jus, Fidus, Libertatum" which translated means "Law Is a Safeguard of Freedom."
The Washington State FOP Brandmark
Like the thin blue line representing both law enforcement’s role in separating order from chaos and also the bond connecting all of law enforcement the line in our logo represents the fraternalism of the officers from across our great state. WAFOP membership runs from our state’s beautiful western coast to the rolling hills of the Palouse; from the rugged national border of the North Cascades to the rolling Columbia River to the south. We represent those experiencing their first day on patrol to those signing off to retirement; the thin blue line always carries on.
Proudly centered in the middle of the new image is the National FOP motto, Jus-FIDUS-Libertatum (Justice, Friendship, Equality) and the FOP star which represents the values of the FOP including our national flag, the eye of vigilance, the bond of friendship and the never-ending efforts to promote welfare and advancement of the order.
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