DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - A picture of the Diboll Police Department's new uniform patch has made quite a splash on the DPD Facebook page.
Since the Diboll Police Department posted the picture on its Facebook page early Wednesday afternoon, it has garnered 536 "Likes" and 190 "Shares."
Diboll Police Chief Steve Baker explained the meaning behind the new patch. He said that he and Lt. Norman Williams worked together to come up with the new design.
"The black background represents the evil our officers face and the chaos they deal with on a daily basis," Baker wrote in the post. "The blue border that has no start and no end represents our never ending pursuit for justice."
Baker said the large silver star represents his department's desire to be "a shining example of professionalism." The silver star is overlaid on an outline of the state of Texas.
"The small white star represents the fine community that has put its trust in us to serve and protect," Baker said in the post.
He also explained that the "Thin Blue Line" symbolizes the men and women who are willing to sacrifice themselves "to hold that ever-thinning line between good and evil."
The patch also references Matthew 5:9, which says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."
"This represents our faith in God that he will always be by our side to carry us through our darkest moments," Baker said in the post.
Baker ended the post by urging people to keep the men and women of law enforcement in their prayers and thanked the people of Diboll for their support.