Police patrol vehicles in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, now display the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office is the latest police department to add decals that say “In God We Trust” to its patrol cars.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, the department has been working on getting the decals approved for some time and the project was finally green-lit in January after an anonymous local resident donated the decals to the sheriff’s office.
Each decal sits in the lower left corner of the rear windshield on the department’s patrol vehicles.
Seale told KFSM that he feels the timing of the new decals is perfect with everything currently going on with law enforcement in the U.S.
“It makes them feel like a sense of pride in the job that we do,” Seale told KFSM.
Seale said the community’s response to the new additions to the patrol cars has been entirely positive.
Unfortunately, that has not been the case for all sheriff’s offices who have done the same. In November 2015, the Creek County Sheriff’s Office, also in Oklahoma, faced backlash when it announced plans to add “In God We Trust” decals to patrol cars, reports News on 6. Local citizens criticized the project for being “overly religious” and “a hostile signal to nonbelievers.”