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Astronaut Support

FORMER PRECINCT 8 ASTRONAUT SUPPORT PATCH

The Astronaut Support Patch is rich with Symbolism.  It was the only NASA designed patch in use by any Law Enforcement Agency up until it's retirement in November of 2012.

 

The center piece is the GREAT STAR, one of 8 stars, which is symbolic both of the Lone Star State of Texas and Precinct 8.

 

The 7 small stars on the field of blue represent the other 7 Constable's Precincts in Harris County and is also to recall and remember the Challenger 7 Astronauts.  The red vector which embraces the star is from the original NASA logo.

 

Eternally orbiting the vector and the star is the Space Shuttle Transport as a reminder that we are all part of this vital Program.

 

The red, white and blue colors on the patch are the same shades as are used in our nation's flag, and the gold represents the gold badges that we so proudly wear.


 

Precinct 8 is proud of the special relationship we have with NASA.    Below is an article written by Barbara Schwartz that was published in the February 2008 issue of "American Police Beat".  Barbara's article gives some insight into the special partnership we have with NASA and some of the ways we support this vital program.

 

N.A.S.A.'s Earth Angels - by Barbara Schwartz

 

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