[Update 3:33 p.m.- The police chief has removed his Facebook page]
You’re going to want to sit down for this, Internet. The Prescott, Wis., police department is removing “In God We Trust” from its police cars and they’re not happy about it.
Police chief Gary Krutke apparently added the decals on his own and the town’s mayor thought better of the idea, Forum News Service reports.
“I don’t know about you but as far as I see it if it is good enough and not so offensive as to be on the money that we spend everyday then it should not be so offensive that WE can’t/shouldn’t have these words on OUR squad cars,” Krutke apparently wrote on his Facebook page, which also features posts calling for the Qur’an to be burned, pictures of the Confederate flag, and videos of Pastor Greg Locke, the Tennessee pastor who rails against an “Islamic invasion.”
His Facebook post on the slogan has since been removed, Forum says.
“They’re not your personal vehicles,” former Pierce County District Attorney John O’Boyle said. “Regardless of whatever his religious beliefs would be, he works for a governmental agency.”