Sheriff's Office Patch
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, which was founded on November 7, 1859, survives as one of Colorado's original law enforcement.
The current patch, unveiled in 2000, symbolizes the western heritage of Jefferson County and its Sheriff's Office. It was re-created using the original brassard created in 1949 to mark the Sheriff's Office's transition from the 20th to the 21st century.
The new patch was adapted from a design by Joseph Garcia of Denver. The center vignette was developed by our own Chief Dan Gard and Sergeant Richard "J.J." Webb - longtime veterans of the Sheriff's Office - to reflect the feel of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The image includes a shadowed lone rider, Deputy Ron Guillaumin, sitting astride his horse Diamond.
Whereas the original patch was hand-sketched by then-Undersheriff Carl Enlow, who slipped his drawing into a typewriter to add the words "Jefferson County Sheriff's Department," designers of the current patch used digital photography and computers to create their image.
Additional Design Symbols
- The black background honors our colleagues who have given their lives in service to our community.
- The gold lettering symbolizes the gold fever that brought prospectors and settlers to our area.
- The barbed wire evokes memories of early ranches on our plains.
- The blue skies and cumulus clouds represent the brilliant canopy of Colorado.
- The red rocks illustrate the dramatic rock formations representative of the varied terrain in the county.
- The mounted horseman and traditional five-point stars remind us of challenges faced by frontier lawmen.