Mississippi Highway Patrol

The History of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Shoulder Patch

The uniform patch worn by officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol was designed by the Legislature in 1894.  The blue background of the Highway Patrol patch is centered by an eagle with extended pinions, holding a palm branch in the right talon and a bundle of arrows in the left talon.  The red, white and blue on the eagle’s chest is symbolic of the American Flag.  Woven onto the patch is the State motto of Mississippi, “Virtute et Armis,” meaning “By Valor and Arms,” and the words “Mississippi Highway Patrol”

The History of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Motorcycle Unit

1938 HD motorcycles MHSP RS01 Camp Shelby, MS, Photo provided by Ward
MHP of 1938 HD Knuckleheads with Webb Burke and Troopers, Photo provided by Ward
sey, Chief L C Hicks, Joe Gazzo, Sr, Wallace Butler HD dealer, Olynn H Flynn on 1951 Panheads, Photo provided by Ward
Photo provided by Mid-Atlantic PMRC, Inc.

Information and Photos provided by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.