The Utah Highway Patrol have been putting crosses on a patch of land along the highway, to memorialize each fallen trooper. The cross was challenged in court by the American Atheists Inc. The assistant to the Utah attorney general, Thomas Roberts, argued they were secular symbols for the sacrifice of the deceased troopers. Brian Barnard, for the American Atheists Inc, argued they were an unconstitutional establishment of a religion (although there were no reports of worship along the highway).
Roberts argued that any object, such a a telephone pole or the letter "t" could be misconstrued to be an establishment of a religion.
Judge considers fate of UHP highway crosses