Richmond, VA Police Memorial Statue Vandalized

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The Richmond, VA police department was unnerved after discovering that a bronze memorial dedicated to their fallen officers had been vandalized on Wednesday.

The 8-foot tall statue, depicting a police officer holding a young child, was discovered with red paint across the face and an "X" scrawled across the officer's chest.

The vandals also painted the words "Justice for Alton" at the foot of the statue, citing the name of a man killed by Baton Rouge police officers recently.

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Dunham said, "This is a cowardly act for someone to come and air his or her grievances at a memorial in honor of 28 police officers."


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