911 Badge History

As the citizens of the United States observe the anniversary of the attacks on our Country each year, the Sheriff, Deputies, Communications Officers and other members of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), continue to honor the fallen First Responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.   

Sheriff Ashland Fortune and Chief Deputy Donald Lowe authorize the LCSO 9-11 Commemorative Badge for uniform wear during the entire month of September and for off duty identification at all times.  This one of a kind Commemorative Badge was designed by members of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 and was made possible by a generous donation from our partners at Dominion Virginia Power. 

Each part of the badge has significance both in remembrance of September 11, 2001 and in the patriotism shown during and after that tragic event.  The five-point star represents tradition in Virginia law enforcement and the stars, bars and eagle represent American patriotism. The Pentagon and twin towers in an open field are positioned above the date and the words "NEVER FORGET", to remind us all to remember the sacrifices made that day.  A black mourning band on the badge is Law Enforcement’s way of honoring fallen heroes.

911 Badge