PITTSBURGH — The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Pittsburgh’s North Shore was vandalized Wednesday.
According to Channel 11 crews, the word “Deceit” was spray painted in white writing on the base of the statue. No other part of the memorial was vandalized.
That memorial is located on North Shore Drive near Heinz Field and pays tribute to law enforcement officers from Allegheny County who died in the line of duty. It includes the names of officers who served in the county and who grew up there but died elsewhere.
Public works crews removed that graffiti Thursday.
This is the second memorial to be vandalized in the Pittsburgh area in the past week.
On Memorial Day, the War Memorial at Doughboy Square in Lawrenceville was spray painted as well.
Channel 11′s crew at the scene reported it was covered in red paint, had symbols painted on it and had a message reading “June 19, 1986 Glory to the day of Heroism!” The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating that vandalism.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is reviewing surveillance footage and working to determine if the two incidents are connected.
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