UHPD Patch Collection Received Special Honors
This week at the Police Department, Lt. Richard Storemski
was honored for the donation of patches to a university artwork
piece. A decade ago, members of the Art Department heard about
his grand collection. Not long thereafter, Storemski was contacted by the Art Department in
hopes that he would provide some patches for an artist
working on a new piece for the university. Her artwork was to be
titled “NEMO”. In 2002 “NEMO”, was commissioned and placed on
permanent display at the Department of Public Safety.
Several weeks ago, select pieces of “NEMO” needed to be moved
due to changes in the building layout. This movement gave Chief
of Police Ceaser Moore Jr. the opportunity to properly thank
Lieutenant Storemski for his amazing collection.
Assistant Chief of Police Brad Wigtil presented Storemski with a plaque thanking him for his contributions and
dedication to the police department. For almost 30 years,
Lieutenant Storemski has collected the patches that are on
display today. Wigtil stated that “Lieutenant
Storemski’s contributions to the patch collection are indicative
of his dedication to the University of Houston.” While
collecting among police officers and departments is common,
having a collection of this magnitude is amazing. The collection
includes federal, state, local and even international law
enforcement agencies from across the world.
The University of Houston Police Department is deeply
appreciative of Storemski’s contribution of the
patches that will be enjoyed by all current and future members
of the police department for decades to come.