Red paint dumped on memorial to fallen police officer … again

Red paint dumped on memorial to fallen police officer … again
Memorial to fallen police defaced with animal blood (Image: Denver Police Department)

The Denver Police Department’s fallen officer memorial was vandalized overnight Sunday with red paint on the anniversary of a similar defacement last year.

Chief Robert White told reporters Monday morning that the culprit or culprits were “disturbed individuals.”

While no arrests have been made in the case, White said he is confident investigators will track down those responsible thanks to evidence already gathered. The memorial is under video surveillance, he said.

“I really felt sick,” White said of the vandalism. “That memorial really represents the men and women who have given their lives for this community. To deface it is just a dishonor.”

Mayor Michael Hancock said he was extremely saddened and angered “by this despicable act.”

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