This plaque was designed for a high ranking official within the CT Dept. of Correction. They wanted a plaque that would display the badges they held as they moved through the ranks. The plaque itself is made of cherry and it's shape is derived from the Connecticut State seal. Each badge is placed chronologically starting with the Officer badge at the top and ending with the last/ highest rank at the bottom. Each badge is also accompanied by the appropriate rank insignia as well as other individual unit pins. All of the badges are encased in a clear epoxy where they will be preserved forever.