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New Hanover County, North Carolina (U.S.)

Last modified: 2017-11-18 by rick wyatt
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

[flag of New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina] image by Randy Young, 18 February 2017

While watching an episode of the crime documentary series Forensic Files on HLN, there was a scene that included in the background the flag of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina. The flag features a black field with a gold border. In the center of the field is the shoulder patch used by the Sheriff's Office. The khaki-colored arched trapezoid shape of the patch includes a six-pointed gold deputy star with a black banner bearing the word "SHERIFF" in gold letters. Below the banner, still overlaying the star, are the black silhouettes of a WWII-era North Carolina-class battleship above a modern-era Virginia-class attack submarine. In small, black, capital letters at the bottom of the patch are the words "HOME OF THE USS NORTH CAROLINA" in reference to the two silhouettes, representing the battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) - currently a museum ship in New Hanover County - and the submarine USS North Carolina (SSN-777), which was commissioned in New Hanover County. Arched across the top of the patch are the words "NEW HANOVER COUNTY" in larger black letters. The patch is flanked on the black field by the gold numbers "17" and "39," representing the year that New Hanover County was formed, with the words "SHERIFF'S OFFICE" in gold capital letters above the patch and the words "New Hanover County" in gold letters below the patch.
Randy Young, 18 February 2017