Inmate Secretly Adds Pig To State Decal On Vermont Police Cruisers

From Burlington Free Press:

How did an image of a pig — the infamous ’60s-era epithet by protesters for police officers — wind up on a decal used on as many as 30 Vermont State Police cruisers?

State officials Thursday pointed to the failure of the quality assurance office within the Vermont Correctional Industries Print Shop in St. Albans to detect a prisoner-artist’s addition made four years ago to the traditional state police logo. A spot on the shoulder of the cow in the state emblem was modified into a pig…

vermont police pig

State Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, D-Windsor, said he expects people to study the state police cruisers more carefully now.

“It’s going to be ‘Where’s Porky?’ instead of ‘Where’s Waldo?’” said Campbell, who was a police office in Florida before he became a lawyer…

[continues at Burlington Free Press]


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14 Comments on "Inmate Secretly Adds Pig To State Decal On Vermont Police Cruisers"

  1. NICE! 

  2. I was taught that “pig” stood for pride, integrity and guts.

    I’d assumed that the Vermont SP had those characteristics, but their reaction to this informal homage suggests otherwise.

  3. Jackny46 | Feb 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm |

    In case anyone didn’t notice, the cows shadow also creates the upside down head of a pig.

    • Hey, that white parting in the foliage over the cow looks kinda like the snout of a pig, too. He was out of control. Way cool.

  4. Kenvallario | Feb 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm |


  5. So they had inmates producing their police logo. What did they expect?

    • eyeoftheaxis | Feb 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm |

      cheap ( slave ) labor with no catch, and having their pain medications stolen from them when they get old.

  6. Gotta love inmate work programs 😀

  7. Otherworldly1 | Feb 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm |


  8. eyeoftheaxis | Feb 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm |

    Chicago City Hall STILL has the (312) 744 prefix for all the offices. The legendary “PIG” prefix. It’s an epic story from the 1960’s as told by “Operator Pat”- Telecom Digest / archives.
    744 = PIG … spell pig on your phone. Hey you old phone phreaks from Ma Bell in the 60’s – Thanks for the lulz. Who would have thought some 40 years later it’s still PIG.

    The Daily Kos has a copy in easy format.,-Integrity,-Guts-in-1960s-Chicago

    OR – it’s archived mit edu telecom digest with mentions of other 60’s phone phreaked stuff & buried in an shitload of tech stuff from yesteryear.

    And if you care to say it was just a random number picked…

  9. Anarchy Pony | Feb 4, 2012 at 12:32 am |

    “To Patronize and Annoy.”

  10. Everett Cox | Feb 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm |

    I’m an old hippie I love it!! Comeuppance is a bitch!

  11. JackieO2006 | Feb 6, 2012 at 1:44 am |


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