Unfortunately at this time the Loudon Police Department does not give, sell or trade their patches.


History of our patch:

The Loudon Police patch illustrated above is the second known patch design to be worn by Loudon
Officer's. The first (seen here to the right) was a simple triangular shaped patch with the departments
name posted upon it. The current patch illustrates the historical settlement of the area that is known
as Loudon today. The Native American in the center of the patch represents the Abnaki Indian
presence that was prevalent throughout Loudon and New England during the first settlement of the
region.

The blue and green colors represent the waters and banks of the Soucook River. The Soucook runs
through the heart of Loudon. The arrowhead over the blue and green illustrate that the river and the
surrounding land was an invaluable resource utilized by the early Loudon population. Loudon has
grown from these banks to the town it has become today.

The circular band proudly displays the New Hampshire state motto,
"Live Free or Die" In 1945, the NH motto became "Live Free Or Die," as once voiced by General John
Stark, the state's most distinguished hero of the Revolutionary War, as written by him on July 31,
1809 The motto was part of a volunteer toast which General Stark sent to his wartime comrades, in
which he declined an invitation to head up a 32nd anniversary reunion of the 1777 Battle of
Bennington in Vermont, because of poor health. The toast said in full: "Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not
The Worst of Evils." The following year, a similar invitation (also declined) said: "The toast, sir, which
you sent us in 1809 will continue to vibrate with unceasing pleasure in our ears, "Live Free Or Die;
Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils."
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 3:1, 8
Anderson, Leon. History. Manual for the General Court 1981.
Moore, Howard Parker. A Life of General John Stark of New Hampshire. Howard Parker Moore author
and publisher, c.1949.

The Loudon Police wear our patch with pride.

 
Loudon Police Department