Virginia sheriff adds 'IN GOD WE TRUST' to patrol cars

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PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Page County Sheriff, Chad W. Cubbage, began adding decals saying "IN GOD WE TRUST" to patrol vehicles in February of 2016. The phrase has been the official motto of the United States since 1956; it has appeared on U.S. coins since 1864.

Sheriff Cubbage said in a statement on Facebook [ here ], "A lot of people have turned against the police, against God, and against everything I feel is good about this country," and, "I want people to know I am Christian man."

Using no taxpayer money, Cubbage says he funded the decal purchases himself and made them available to deputies choosing to use them.

"Each person has to make his or her own choices in their belief and faith, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord," Cubbage said.

Cubbage thanked Sir Excellence Auto Body for donating the decal-application labor. He added, "I ask for your continued prayers for guidance and wisdom," and thanked area pastors for attending the ceremony announcing the use of the motto decals.

FROM THE SHERIFF'S DESK Dear Citizens of Page County,I am very proud to announce that we will be placing IN GOD WE...

Posted by Page County Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 26, 2016