Deputy J.A. McDowell’s
Patch Trading Page
Hello and welcome to my patch trading web page. I am a Deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, Texas. I have been with the Sheriff’s Department for 10 years and am currently assigned to the Inmate Classification Section. One of my favorite hobbies is meeting and trading patches with other law enforcement officers from all over the world. I began trading and collecting patches about a year and a half ago and am approaching a collection of approximately 1,000 patches. I will trade for just about any new and unused law enforcement or fire department patch. I have my department patch to trade new for new along with a small trade list that I can send upon request. Please e-mail me with your trade offer and I will respond ASAP. Thanks for visiting my web page and happy trading.
If you’re interested in trading patches, please contact me by clicking on the mailbox below.
Harris County is located in southeast Texas and is home to the city of Houston. It is the most populous of the state’s 254 counties and is the third largest county in the United States. It has a population of over three million people and is 1788 square miles in area.
History of the Department
The Harris County Sheriff’s Department traces its origins to 1837, when John W. Moore took office as the Sheriff of what was then called Harrisburg County. A man of many talents, Moore also served as Tax Collector, Hangman, City Marshall, and Alderman. Today’s modern department is light years beyond those humble origins, when the job of chief law enforcement authority for the county could be done by one man in his spare time.
Among the oldest law enforcement agencies in Texas, the Department has grown from a single man on horseback to an agency of 3,500 men and women, the state’s largest, providing law enforcement services for a county of 3 million people.