The elements of our shield were selected to honor our real-life heroes and their sacrifices.
Select parts of the shield to learn more about the Heroes, Inc® Shield
The eternal flame, burning brightly above the policeman’s badge and the crossed firefighter’s trumpets, honors the supreme sacrifice of each fallen hero.
The police badge symbolizes the shield of protection that both law enforcement and firefighters provide for the community.
The Capitol of the United States represents our commitment to the Metropolitan Region of the Nation’s Capital.
The blank scroll at the bottom reflects the honored tradition of retiring the badge number of an officer or firefighter who gives his life in the line of duty.
The trumpets, used by early fire chiefs to issue commands above the roaring flames, signify the call to duty that is readily answered by these guardians of our lives and property.
The letters spelling “HEROES” stand for our commitment to Honor Every Responsible Officer’s Eternal Sacrifice.
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