The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police placed “Stronger Then Hate” decals on some police vehicles following the Oct. 27 tragedy in which members of the Tree of Life, New Light, and Dor Hadash congregations were attacked while peacefully worshipping.
"This is an ongoing effort to show our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Commander Eric Holmes. “Our ranks include members of the Bureau who are of the Jewish faith and this is also a way to support them.”
Four Pittsburgh Police officers were shot and injured while responding to the synagogue shooting and two others were injured. The Bureau has been overwhelmed with residents’ support for the officers who responded, and for Zone 4, where the shooting happened.
“Hate is NOT part of our DNA. Placing these decals on our vehicles in Zone 4 is a small way to reflect on our shared history and to show that we stand together as one," Holmes said in a statement.
The decals were designed in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and will remain on patrol cars through January.