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Francesco Maestri

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Badge, with differences to Isabella Francesca Maria Maestri
October 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 65

Badge of Francesco Maestri

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Blazon

Badge

A cross potent quadrate Or charged with a fillet cross couped Azure;


Symbolism

Badge

The cross is chosen to represent Mr. Maestris faith as a Roman Catholic. It is coloured gold with a blue cross, relating the design to that of the Arms. “Potent” is an ancient word for “crutch” and describes a T-shape. This badge also alludes to his occupation as a police officer and the supportive role he plays in the community.