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The five-cornered Star is found in the F.O.P.'s National Emblem and it reminds us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and our Country.
Midway between the points and center of the Star is a blue field, the recognized color of the
and law enforcement service. The
points are gold, which indicate the position under which we are now
serving. The background is white, an unstained color representing
purity - that nothing of a corrupt nature
will breach our Order. Blue, Gold, and White are the proud colors
of the Fraternal Order of Police.
On the three, uppermost points of the star, on a background of blue, are the letters "F-O-P", the acronym for our organization, the "FRATERNAL ORDER of
POLICE". In the blue field on the lower, left-hand
Point of the Star is the open eye - the symbol
for vigilance, the
ever-watchful eye for danger - which characterizes law enforcement's
protection of the public whether asleep or awake. In the blue field
on the lower right-hand Point of the Star is the handclasp - the
symbol for friendship.
The circle surrounding the Star
characterizes our never-tiring, never-ceasing efforts to promote the
welfare and advancement of the Order, and within its bounds we are a
unified great and powerful unit. In a half-circle over the
centerpiece is our Motto, written in
Latin, "Jus Fides Libertatum".
"Jus" stands for Justice; "Fides"
means Friendship; and, "Libertatum" is Equality. In the
center of the Star is the seal of Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania. This
is where the very first efforts were put forth to establish the Fraternal Order of Police.
Dayton Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was adopted in a regular session of the
State of Ohio
Fraternal Order of Police. Lodge 44's constitution and bylaws
were then approved in an executive session at Columbus, Ohio, January 17th,
1939. The Dayton Lodge has
been held in continuous
good standing within the National Lodge for over
65 years and has proven itself to be a leader in the State of Ohio in
law enforcement endeavors and at the forefront in the arena of