HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A watchdog group urges the Henderson County sheriff to remove “In God We Trust” from the department’s patrol cars.
On Monday, Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke said he received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation claiming the phrase has no place on government vehicles.
“The U.S. Supreme Court says it’s perfectly legal,” Duke said.
Duke said the motto was added to about 20 patrol cars last month.
“A lot of people are going to be against it and a lot of people are going to be for it,” Henderson County resident Timothy Lynn Gordon said.
The sheriff tells WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News he doesn’t feel he or the department have broken any laws and that he intends to keep the slogan right where it is.
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