A North Carolina sheriff’s department will display “In God We Trust” decals on all its patrol vehicles, thanks to the funding of a local church.
The Christian Post reports that Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis wanted to display decals with the motto on his patrol vehicles, but did not have the funding to do so until Pastor David Ledford of Fairview Baptist Church in Golden Valley offered to fund the decals for the 50 vehicles in Francis’ current fleet, as well as for any that may be added in the future.
“I am very appreciative of the church's donation that has allowed this project to get underway," said Sheriff Francis, who noted, "I whole heartedly believe in our Nation's motto and am proud that it will be displayed on the Rutherford County Sheriff's vehicles,” stated Francis.
Francis added that he knows displaying the decals will not make everyone happy, but that he is also sure there will be a positive reaction from many.
He also explained that the purpose of the decals is to “show our patriotism.”
"I want to make sure that my deputy sheriffs know what 'In God We Trust' means. And how blessed we are to be citizens in America, to live in Western North Carolina and to be able to support our nation's motto," he continued.
Publication date: February 10, 2016