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Bedford police are sporting a new look that honors their hometown's sacrifice during World War II.

One of the department's patrol cars features new artwork to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

19 men from Bedford died during the Normandy invasion; the largest per-capita loss of any town in the United States.

This is the first time the police department has used one of its cars to commemorate an event.

"With the 70th anniversary of D-Day three weeks away, we wanted to do something to commemorate that day and the soldiers that served," said Bedford police chief, Jim Day.

The special paint job was funded with help from American Legion Post 54.