A Texas police department is catching heat from atheist activists after a sheriff responded to recent acts of violence against cops with a simple gesture: the placement of “In God We Trust” stickers on every patrol car.
The decision by the Childress Police Department in Childress, Texas, has a spawned a great deal of support — and some frustrations, with Police Chief Adrian Garcia explaining that he made the decision to add the decals following recent attacks on cops across America.
“I think with all the assaults happening on officers across the country … it’s time we get back to where we once were,” Garcia said in an interview with the Red River Sun.
The sheriff took to the department’s official Facebook page on September 2 to share a photo of a patrol car along with the following message: “Please excuse the dirty unit. I had to share this with the public. Notice what I will be putting on all Childress Police patrol units.”
There were a variety of reactions when the decal announcement was made, with atheists pushing back, according to the Amarillo Globe-News.
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