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"In God We Trust" Placed on Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Patrol Cars


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has joined a growing number of Missouri Sheriff's who have place the national motto "In God We Trust" on its patrol cars.  This despite some controversy from individuals who say it has no place on government vehicles.

Sheriff DeLay refutes those arguments that he is promoting one religion, that he is violating church and state regulations and that it is not allowed on government property.

"In God We Trust" has been our unofficial national motto since after the revolutionary war.  It officially became our national motto in 1956 under President Eisenhower.  It is on our currency, it is on our coinage, it is in multiple places within our own government.  It was most recently reaffirmed by the United States Supreme Court on a challenge as to where it could be placed.

"I am simply a proud American and patriot," said Sheriff DeLay.  I am proud to display our flag and national motto.  I am proud to live in the greatest country in the world.  If that offends you, so be it.  This is my country too. 

Officer standing by patrol car