Area police department adds "In God We Trust" to cruisers
CENTRAL - The police chief said a recent increase in violence toward law enforcement officers prompted his department to add "In God We Trust" to police cars.
The graphic was installed to the back of cruisers Monday. Written in silver, the text matches letters of the department on the sides and backs of the vehicles.
Chief James Salsbury said officers voted to place the line on cruisers and none opposed the move.
"It's the national motto. It's on every monetary bill we have. So, we just adapted a national motto along with our 'honor, duty, courage' motto of our department," he said in an interview that aired on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Monday evening.
In Texas, there was controversy when a department added the line to cruisers outside Dallas.
On the Central department's Facebook, people have only posted positive feedback.
"Spectacular," user Butch posted in all caps. "Bigger would be lots better," he continued.
Others posted they were proud or included words like love and awesome to describe the decision by the department.
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