DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – The motto “In God we Trust” is on every marked patrol car and even boats at the Davidson County Sheriff Office.
Sheriff David Grice said the idea came from one of the county commissioners involved in the nationwide movement.
“It was formed on Judeo-Christian beliefs, on our money and on a lot of places, on the courthouses and so forth,” Grice said. “It’s something we believe in.”
Pastor Mike McDaniel of Currytown Baptist Church said the congregation supports first responders in other ministries and jumped at the opportunity to help in this effort.
“When you want to do what’s right and you see an opportunity to get involved and help you do and our church is a very gracious church,” McDaniel said. “I think when you put it on the back on of that police car it’s reminding people you know that God has been very good to our nation.”
At the time, the department had only had 10 stickers with the motto. Pastor McDaniel donated about $1,500 for the remaining 150 vehicles.
Grice said the department has gotten nothing but positive feedback.