Have you ever seen this one? It is the Homicide Division's patch, depicting a buzzard perched on the Star and Crescent. It was designed by one of the Detectives, Sam Gebbia. The patch isn't worn on a uniform, although many a baseball cap or tie pin featuring the design have been given out as gifts. Telly Savalas was given a tie pin when he was visiting the City and was seen wearing it on many Kojak episodes.
Welcome to the forum. You're welcome to join in the fun anytime. We have a few law enforcement types around here. Retired, former and even a son and granddaughter of both a State Trooper and J. P. Deputy.
Do I know you? I know sa few Henry's from NOPD. Everything is good here, been shot at a few times, and once by an RPG, but they always miss! Just like a Saturday night in the Iberville! Haha
I doubt you'd remember me, even though our paths crossed at stuff like St. Patrick's parades and maybe FOP parties. I retired before you came on. I worked with the fathers of some of the guys you worked with. You mean the Ibervillians are better trained than the RPG? Maybe we should send some of them over there. Haha! Email me if you want, click on the copcop thingie in the upper right corner of this.
I was in Kuwait over a year in a half working security and now I've been in Iraq for a year, and I love it. The money is a lot better over here. You can call me a mercenary if you like, but at least I'm a rich one. haha
... that's what some Brits called me when (as an expatriate Londoner) I first came to New Orleans to work for the US Navy - and my American shipmates ragged me, too, saying that I must be the tradeback for those colonial sailors we'd impressed in 1812 (and that I couldn't expect free lime juice or a daily rum ration over here).
Incidentally, at the time I switched allegiance and headed south, so to speak (after five years working for the US Air Force in Ohio) I learned something of the intensity of interservice rivalry when my former USAF boss, upon hearing that I was being lured away by the US Navy, rasped (TIC, of course - I think): "The Navy? Good grief! I think I might have felt better about this if you'd said you were leaving us to work for the Russkies rather than the goddam Navy.."!
...that a few years ago in an antique shop in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada I found a patch from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Police? I didn't even know that the Causeway had separate police. I did buy it, though!