Flags are often burned at the Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial in Kentucky.
Burned American flags were on display at a memorial for police officers slain this week. Just days before the start of the United States’ National Police Week, this happened.
Several media sites reported the horrific event that took place on Wednesday night; they included the Louisville Courier Journal and the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
According to legend, two American flags were sacrificed to the perpetual flame at the Jefferson Square Park monument. The Louisville Metro Jail can be close by.
Days before National Police Week began, vandals in Louisville damaged a memorial to police officers killed in the line of duty. We will track out whomever vandalized this monument and punish them appropriately. A picture of the defaced memorial was tweeted earlier this week by the Fraternal Order of Police, along with the words “The memories of our fallen officers will always be with us.”
The Kentucky FOP’s Vice President/Director of Government Relations, Ryan Straw, also tweeted the image. His true meaning was more along the lines of “a slap in the face to our families of the fallen, our officers still serving, and the whole community.”
Two burning flags were reported to police at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday after they had been draped over the memorial. There were still bits of flag and dents in the monument on Thursday morning despite the fact that most of the trash had been picked up the night before.
The public relations division for the Louisville Police Department verified to Fox News Digital that an inquiry has been initiated.
The monument will be maintained because to the generosity of Father Jim Sichko, a priest in Kentucky. Repair fees will be paid by me. To the FOP, he replied, “PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE THIS.”
During the riots and looting that followed Breonna Taylor’s death in 2020, when she was killed during a drugs investigation raid on her home, a memorial to her was vandalized.