Texas Agency Places Bible Verse on Uniform Patch

The Diboll (TX) Police Department is hoping to place a Bible verse on their shoulder patches.

Several departments nationwide have been using “In God We Trust” on their vehicles and buildings but Diboll is hoping to take that further.

Each element of the proposed patch carries some sort of meaning.

The blue border, the black background, the silver star and the blue line all mean something. Below those is a reference to the Gospel of Matthew 5:7 which is the Sermon on the Mount.

Diboll Police Chief Steve Baker designed the patch and it was the violence against law enforcement that motivated him in the design.

“When I started designing the patch I wanted to kind of a reference to what we do.”

The agency is not wearing the patch yet.  They are awaiting the department attorney’s opinion but if they are told they can’t place the verse on the patch, Chief Baker says he will place “In God We Trust.”

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  1. Liberty

    I told my kids we’d play after I found what I neeedd. Damnit.

  2. buddy t

    GOD IS THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH AMERICA WAS BUILT WITHOUT IT WE WILL ALL FALL AS A NATION UNDER GOD, MAY I ADD WITHOUT POLICE allowing to do their job properly and to their full capabilitys, would be a great harm for all, and AMERICA WILL ALSO FALL TOO TOTAL DISTRUCTION, which means know more America as we once new, we have very little time to fight back, my kids are cops, I see everyday what is taking shape, and it’s not good, so I just want to say I have my window cling, “In God we trust” I believe ! how about you ?

  3. James Parker

    I stand with you. The centurion in Luke 7 is much like you guys. God WILL bless you!

  4. desiree

    Proverbs 2:10-11
    When wisdom enters your heart,
    And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
    Discretion will preserve you;
    Understanding will keep you,

    Job 38:22-23
    “Have you entered the treasury of snow,
    Or have you seen the treasury of hail,
    Which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
    For the day of battle and war?

    1 John 4:2
    By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

    1 John 4:3
    and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

    Jeremiah 17:7-8
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    And whose hope is the Lord.
    For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
    Which spreads out its roots by the river,
    And will not fear when heat comes;
    But its leaf will be green,
    And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
    Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

    • TestSubject51

      Well you lost. : (

  5. Danishmand Parkash wasti

    I do not know why people will have problem in wearing and seeing these badges with a logo In ‘God we trust’ if they are using the money $ with printing on it the same thing. They love to have that money with this written and accept it very happily than I believe living in America they should also accept it what the majority Americans and their ancestors believed.

    • TestSubject51

      Does anyone really still use cash these days? But, when I do…..

  6. Vann

    Without God I am nothing, without God we are nothing, and without God this Nation is Nothing!

  7. Suzanne Schott

    Good for them! God Bless them all!

  8. Patricia Fuller

    To place a ‘patch’ on your uniform, does not mean that you even believe in God.

    To “Trust in God”, you must be willing to “Treat” people as God would treat them, and Not
    kill innocent, unarmed people.

    • Nan Moore

      Despite what some people say, we are a nation that was build on a strong belief and trust in God. If we do not go back to those roots we are going to lose our nation. To those who don’t like it go live in another country that is not a nation build on God, and see how far you get.

      Praise the Lord, for men and women who are standing up for their faith. I live in a small Missouri town and our county sheriff has put “IN GOD WE TRUST.” I appreciate that he has taken a stand.

  9. Robby

    I love it but that is because I am a follower of Christ, but I do see in the comments below, people who do not believe only seeing it as a threat or demand on them? We do not see any Satanist cults, no atheist clans helping out at devastation events or leading causes that help humanity do we?? Historically, and I am sure there are exceptions, but you would have to dig for them likely. That allows me to state this on the curve, that all help, relief and assistance places IE: Red Cross, St Vincent, St Jude etc, almost EVERY SINGLE HOSPITAL all stem from a love centered religion, which Christ is the creator of Love, the teacher of Love & the Example of love and Christ FORCES NOTHING on anyone; but I can say I do not know of any Historical one that isn’t God Based. Lets just say that they put all the words to the quote on there as their motto and left off the author Matt 5:7, would anyone then complain, I do not believe so. It simply shows compassion & concern. The human side of me says for all the haters bashing on it, IMAGINE living in a world where NONE of the Community Churches exist to help those in need, none of the kindness and helping hands from all the Christ followers are there, no Love Based operations & emergency assistance entities existed, in short you have imagined HELL, where God does not exist, the absence of Love is all there is. The Godly side of me says that you have nothing to lose knowing Christ and everything to gain. May all who read, be blessed and intrigued to know more about Christ.

  10. Dee

    I think this is neat and if they wish to wear it, let them. Freedom of speech is still in force for now.

  11. Delise Santos

    This country is a christian nation even if not all believe. Those who do believe are to spread the good news of the gospel of Christ. As well, it’s Gods idea for law enforcement not mans. God bless the courage Of this Texas police department. May the rest of us who call ourselves Christian walk worthy of our calling.

  12. Kristin Frazee

    Praise God for being Fishers of men! I was married to a law enforcement officer for 20yrs I know first hand what to much pride and ego can do to amazing men. To humble themselves and serve as soldiers for Christ is a task for sure! Thank you for taking a stand and being what I consider a man’s man!

  13. Darlene Lee

    I love it! This police department could send a clear message to the nation, we are still one nation under God!

  14. Ro

    Christians have the freedom to ask just like all other religious organizations. Due to societal backlash against Christians, they get shot down before getting started so kudos to them for trying like all other religious organizations do. If other religions have the opportunity and get approval than there shouldn’t be any reason why Christians should be treated any differently. Fair is fair.

  15. Desiree

    Christian or not this country was lead by our four fathers with beliefs of god that this country was built on with Abe Lincoln and george Washington. If we have honor other countries traditions.we can honor our four fathers beliefs and stop becoming a messed up 3 world satanic country and fight the good fight of faith. Even if you don’t believe in faith send out positive vibes to the Mother Earth.the scripture of the bible won’t kill you,it will only make you wise to what you never new before and make the demons and Devils flee. Come on if we have to put up with gay marriage.we can deal with scripture.please everyone take the veil off your eyes and really look. This country is being torn in 2. We should not be divided no matter what. If we were attacked today wouldn’t we all come together to fight no matter whom believed what or what race or culture. I would love to believe we would all come together and kick some major butt. I know no matter what I believe I pledge to fight the good fight of faith how about you?

    • Mitchel Gainey

      Matthew 5:9a: Blessed are the peacemakers……..
      Our fore fathers, please, not four fathers. The majority of the writers of the Constitution were believers in Christ and our Creator. And the United States of America was founded on the principles of the Bible. Many reject the notion of God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit. I see that as a sad thought and a loss for the unbelievers. The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 1:25: For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. And in Philippians 2:10: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. Believe me or not, God gives you a choice; you have the freedom to reject Christ here and now in this life, but one day you will wish to bow before Him. But there will come a point when it will be TOO LATE! I too, once thought it foolishness before I opened my eyes to Christ and repented of my sins. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
      I don’t expect to convert you with my comments, but if you have read this to it’s completion then my friend you have just been witnessed to.

  16. Pastor Jay

    I think this is great. Our government and education came from the Bible. Yes lets use the verse to support the police. I would doubt they would have any officers who are not Christian. And while we are at it lets look at top 2 commands of the Bible
    Love God
    Love others as you love yourself

  17. Martha

    Soooo glad to hear this!!

    • Basil Francis Bryan

      Praise be to God. I hope that this will not only be said but also demonstrated in the way the jobs are carried out so more individuals will realize the difference in life when God gets first place.
      Awesome idea. I support it 100%

  18. R.CLINE

    it is time for all Christian stand up for our creator who created everything good!


  19. B. Cleary

    How blasé, “In God we trust.” Why not something about how God wants them/us humans to act towards others! what about Luke 6:31Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

  20. Sarah

    It’s not legal- it’s government promotion of religion.

    I have no idea why today’s Christians can’t seem to comprehend that the government does not exist to promote their religion, and that they do not get special privilege over every other group.

    • Bryan

      This does not make reference to any particular religion, but acknowledges the Creator.Nothing wrong with that.

  21. Lowell

    If they’re going to use a verse, they should use Matthew 6:6. But I’m willing to bet the irony will be lost on them.

  22. ChrisTejas

    As a believer I’m okay with this to a point.
    As a taxpayer I’m not. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Change it to a positive quote from the Koran and see if it still has your support.

    Protect and Serve should be enough.

  23. Roy Crawford

    Right; we need to make sure Hindi, Buddhists, Muslims, and other non Christians are clear from the moment they encounter a law enforcement officer that they are being considered second class citizens and shouldn’t expect as good treatment as a Christian would get. Not to mention the comfort of knowing the LEO guides his or her life by fairy tales rather than logic and rationality.

  24. Tim White

    This will never see the light of day, assuming the department’s attorney didn’t graduate from Liberty University.

    If it does, the department will face a lawsuit that it will lose, and lose big.

  25. Michelle Peoples

    The world needs more of that.

  26. Brian Westley

    Typical Christian supremacists, peeing their god all over like an alley cat marking his territory.

    • Scott Stevens

      “…peeing their god…”? Brian, is this really the right terminology to express your opinion? I understand that you may not agree with the use of scripture on the uniform, but many of my friends and co-military Veterans are Police officers and they put thier life on the line everyday. So, if they feel comforted by sharing a peaceful message then should they not be permitted to do so? I agree that the patch should not be manditory but IF wearing a statement of faith and expressing “mercy” during these difficult days of serving our community is what the Sherriff and the department agree upon, then Why shouldn’t they? They are not “marking their territory”, but sharing hope and love. WHEN you are in the line of fire everyday and life and death could be on the next call, God means a lot more than it does to an average citizen. Praying for our Men and Women in uniform and praying those who they protect, Matt 5: 7″Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”

  27. Brett

    It’s a quote… Whether from the Bible or the Quran or the Joy of Sex, a quote is a quote is a quote. If the quote is fitting to their mission, then use it and give the appropriate credit to the source.

    Would y’all prefer a Seinfeld quote?

  28. Anna Filson

    I like it, it could give comfort to many and to those who don’t believe it should not bother. Most cops believe in something and when times are really bad trust me most say something to the effect of Oh God, help me.

  29. Roger

    Yeah, that’s definitely going too far, placing a bible verse on a uniform. I’m Christian but not everybody who becomes an officer is expected to be Christian or believe in the Bible.

    • Robert

      I have to agree with Roger on this one. Not all police officers are Christian. I would not have an issue with them making some with it, and some without. If an officer doesn’t want to wear the patch with it, there shouldn’t be a problem.

      • Tom Caudle

        Why? There are many policies we are forced to accept as officers and not all officers agree with all the policies and yet you have to comply. Just like any other policy an officer can comply or leave, work somewhere else. If you truly are a Christian and have been called to be a police officer, you are called to protect and serve the people of your community. Does this not also mean we are called to protect and serve what this great country was founded on! IN GOD WE TRUST! You can carry it around in your pocket on your currency but if you truly believe it wear it proudly for others to see. You have been given the God given ability to be an officer, yes God given! You are a great warrior on the front line to protect and serve, you have spent countless hours training and I am sure gone above and beyond the required training to be the best that you can, but I tell you my friend God created you and gave you that ability. What better way to say thank you than to proudly say, We trust in you God.
        Thank you to this chief and the officiers for making a stand. Continue to fight the good fight, stand strong for what is true and right.
        To all LE everywhere thank you for what you do.
        Retired Cody Police Officer
        Tom Caudle

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