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Drug Bust Money Paying For New Kendall County Decals

By US Capitol ("In God We Trust" Plaque) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is the latest law enforcement agency to put “In God We Trust” decals on its patrol cars. It was an idea Sheriff Al Auxie thought of late last year.

“I thought it would be cool to have that on the patrol cars,” said Sheriff Al Auxier. “And so I went to my staff and I went to my patrolmen and asked them if they had any reservations or any objections to that and it was an overwhelming response that they did not, so it took me a little bit but decided to move forward with it.”

Auxier said he hasn’t received any objections from residents.  Money acquired from drug busts is being used to pay for the decals.

Brewster County in west Texas has also put the words on its sheriff’s vehicles.

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas General Counsel Rebecca Robertson spoke out against the phrase on government vehicles last week.

“I think it’s a terrible idea for police officers to brand their vehicles as if they were the Christian police, or the Jewish police,” said Robertson. “That’s not what we should be doing.”

Auxier says he thinks it’s cool to have the national motto on their patrol cars.