Phrase ‘In God We Trust’ Pops up on Police Vehicles

Carbondale (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in southern Illinois have started putting the phrase “In God We Trust” on their vehicles. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports agencies that have placed stickers with the phrase on vehicles include sheriff’s offices in Perry and Jefferson counties, and police in Sesser. Supporters have rallied around the phrase, while others question its place in law enforcement, saying it endorses religious beliefs. The Benton City Council discussed the issue last week, but didn’t make a decision. Mayor Fred Kondritz said it “seems like too much of a slippery slope.”