Delaware State Police Memorial Defaced Overnight In Dover

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Dover- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which the Delaware State Police Law Enforcement Memorial was vandalized, the agency said Tuesday.

Officials said the incident occurred sometime between the overnight hours on June 15, into June 16, 2020, when the Delaware State Police Memorial was spray-painted with the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. The memorial is located on the Delaware State Police Headquarters complex.

The memorial is dedicated to those Troopers who gave their lives in the line of duty by making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our citizens. With each fallen Officer’s name engraved in the memorial as a remembrance, it stands as a place of reflection for surviving family members, friends, loved ones, and fellow Troopers to pay tribute.

“Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the surviving family members, who are heartbroken by this act. Any vandalism to such an important memorial is appalling and unacceptable.”, the agency said in a statement.

The Delaware State Police are committed to finding the person(s) responsible and are seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone that has information in reference to this incident is asked to contact Troop 3, Property Crimes Unit, Detective Baker at 302-697-4454.

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