Memorial honoring police vandalized in central Ohio - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Memorial honoring police vandalized

Vandalized stone (Source: Morrow Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Vandalized stone (Source: Morrow Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

GALION, Ohio (AP) - A memorial honoring police officers has been vandalized in central Ohio.

Galion police say the marble stone purchased by a police union was found covered in yellow paint over the weekend. Police are asking for the public's help in investigating the crime.

Police say the vandalism that occurred within the past few days was reported Saturday, just before National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Sunday and National Police Week.

Galion Police Lt. Marc Rodriguez says officers are angry and offended by the act and its timing.

But Rodriguez says police have received support in the wake of the vandalism. He says businesses have offered to help with cleaning or replacing the memorial.

Police in the city about 60 miles north of Columbus say the same memorial was vandalized in 2014.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly