Sigh. Now that’s what you call hardcore provincialism: NFL -style. Officers employed by the Green Bay Police Department have been authorized by leaders of the department to wear the above badge which pays tribute to the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory and honors the Wisconsin town’s moniker of “Titletown, U.S.A.” Makes sense, because if there is a city whose entire identity is inextricably intertwined with that of the local sports franchise…okay, there isn’t a city that can compare to Green Bay in that regard in the entire lovin’ world. The city of Green Bay is the Packers and the Packers are Green Bay. They are inseparable entities. And thankfully, when a die-hard Packers fan is busted by local law enforcement, he (or she) can be comforted as they are slammed down to the “Frozen Tundra” by gazing upon the beloved Packers logo. Good times.
According to the report in Journal-Sentinel, officers have the option of either paying for one of these bad boys emblazoned with all things wondrous and excellent that is the Packers or they can choose to continue to wear the traditional badges, which is certainly good news for the lone Minnesota Vikings or even Chicago Bears fan walking the Green Bay beat. Ah, who am I kidding? A self-admitted Vikings or Bears fan who is also a Green Pay police officer would never last long on the force.
Ah, I kid, I kid. To be honest, the badges are pretty cool and I’m sure they are a hit with the citizens of Green Bay. But seriously, there’s no way there is one of them on the force. A Bears or Vikings fan, that is. Something tells me an affront like that wouldn’t sit too well with the local populace.
Police badges get Packers logo [Journal-Sentinel]