"Meaning of the Star"
The star is the symbol of authority with which all police officers are
more or less invested. Midway between the points
and center of the star is a blue field. The points are gold, which
indicates the position under which we serve. The background is white, white
being the virgin or unstained color, represents purity among our many efforts, one is to allow nothing of a corrupt nature
to be injected into our Order, therefore blue, gold and white are our colors. In the three uppermost blue fields are the letters
F.O.P. which is the monogram of our Order, the...
"Fraternal Order of Police"In the blue field, in the lower left-hand corner, is the open eye,
the eye of vigilance, the ever watchful eye, which notes danger, and offers protection to the public, asleep or awake. In the lower right-hand corner, is the hand clasp, which denotes friendship.
The circle surrounding the Star midway, indicates our never ending and never tiring efforts to promote the welfare and advancement
of this order. In a half circle over the centerpiece is our motto, written
in Latin, Jus, Fides, libertatum, which translated means Law is a safeguard of Freedom. In the center of the star is the seal for Fort Pitt, which reminds us of where the
first efforts were put forth to establish this highly necessitated Order. The star is the symbol of authority with which all police
officers are mo