Graffiti spray-painted in several locations
FORT WORTH, Texas – WFAA reports that police in Fort Worth are searching for the suspect or suspects that defaced and damaged a memorial for fallen police officers and firefighters.
“We were shocked. We were shocked and disgusted,” Manny Ramirez, president of the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Association told WFAA.
Police believe the damage was done at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Monday.
Volunteers heard what happened and showed up with brushes and power washers to remove the graffiti.
When firefighters union president Michael Glynn arrived, a mother and her children had already begun scrubbing the stones.
“We know we’ve got support in the community,” Glynn told WFAA.
Police and firefighters are responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the memorial and site. Online donations to help remove the damage have reached approximately $20,000.