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Ridgecrest approves "In God We Trust" decals for law enforcement vehicles

Posted at 10:56 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 01:57:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Ridgecrest Police Department is now the latest law enforcement agency to have "In God We Trust" decals on their patrol vehicles.

At the Ridgecrest city council meeting Wednesday night, the Vice Mayor Wallace Martin proposed the idea.

Angelo Frazier, who has spearheaded the idea in multiple Kern County cities, also spoke in favor of the decals at the meeting. Public comment and discussion on the topic stretched for more than an hour and half before the council voted on the matter.

The motion passed 3-2 in favor of allowing the decals on police vehicles. Mayor Peggy Breeden and council member Mike Mower were the two votes against the motion.

In early September, the Taft city council approved the motion and allowed the decals on its law enforcement vehicles. Over the last few months, the cities of Bakersfield and Delano have approved Frazier's request to place the "In God We Trust" decals on police vehicles. The city of Tehachapi voted down the proposal.

The decals were donated by private businesses and are no cost to the cities.