In August of 1983, while playing for the New York Yankees, Dave Winfield threw a ball and killed a Seagull. He was subsequently charged with cruelty to animals, charges were later dropped. While trading crests in Ottawa the shape and slogan of the crest was obtained from a coroner in Kingston. The slogan means “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” Donato’s understudy was approached and he agreed to draw a caricature of an incident well known in 14 Division. Hence we have a seagull holding the bat. The University of Toronto was contacted in regards to translating 14 Division into Latin. As a result “XIV Legio” was added to the crest which means “Division of the Roman Legion” The last items to be added were the handcuffs and tonfa sticks.
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