‘In Dog We Trust’ mistakenly printed on new Sheriff’s office rug

Published 11:15 am Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office is no longer violating the separation of kennel and state. 

For months, the violation went unnoticed. But Wednesday, an observant reporter for ABC Action News in Tampa, spotted it–a major typo.

The officer’s weren’t trusting in God as they upheld the law in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas — they were trusting in “Dog”, at least according to the badge printed on one of the new, $500 rugs in the office’s entrance. 

The error, according to the Department, was the rug manufacturer’s. 

A replacement was ordered. The offending rug was rolled up and removed.

What will happen to it?

“That I don’t know,” said Department spokeswoman Cristen Smith. “I don’t know if they manufacturer was going to want it back or let us keep it.”