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'Stronger than Hate' decals coming to Pittsburgh's Zone 4 police cars

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will place “Stronger than Hate” decals on police vehicles in Zone 4.
Pittsburgh Police
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will place “Stronger than Hate” decals on police vehicles in Zone 4.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will place “Stronger than Hate” decals on police vehicles in Zone 4.
Pittsburgh Police
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will place “Stronger than Hate” decals on police vehicles in Zone 4.

Pittsburgh police cruisers in Zone 4, which includes the city’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, will display “Stronger than Hate” decals for the remainder of the year, authorities said Tuesday.

The popular play on the Steelers logo appeared in the aftermath of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. The logo includes a Star of David in place of the gold diamond in the logo. The anti-Semitic attack killed 11 people across the Tree of Life, New Light and Dor Hadash congregations.

“This is an ongoing effort to show our commitment to the communities we serve,” Cmdr. Eric Holmes said in a statement. “Our ranks include members of the Bureau who are of the Jewish faith, and this is also a way to support them.”

Zone 4 Cmdr. Dan Herrmann said the outpouring of support from the neighborhood, city and country has been overwhelming. He said the officers are proud to display the decals, which were designed in conjunction with the Steelers.

Steel, football and the bureau of police are part of the city’s shared history, Holmes said, and the decals are a “small way to reflect on our shared history and to show that we stand together as one.”

“Hate is not part of our DNA,” he said.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, mguza@tribweb.com or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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