For the second time in less than a week, a Delaware law enforcement memorial has been vandalized.
A granite marker outside State Police headquarters in Dover, etched with the names of officers who died in the line of duty, was defaced with what appears to be black spray paint. Several splotches and the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ now appear on the monument.
“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,” Delaware State Police said in a statement.
The act apparently occurred during the overnight hours of Monday into Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at 302-697-4454 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.
Last week a man was arrested and charged with vandalizing the statue of a kneeling officer at the law enforcement memorial at Legislative Hall in Dover.