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Wreath stolen from fallen officers monument

Posted May 13, 2010

— Less than a day after North Carolina law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were honored in Fayetteville, someone stole the wreath that was used in the ceremony.

Fayetteville police said the wreath was removed from the Peace Officers Memorial at about 12:20 a.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement officers donated the $110 used to buy the wreath, police said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, police departments in Fayetteville, Hope Mills Police, Fort Bragg, and Spring Lake and the state Highway Patrol participated in the Wednesday ceremony, which was part of National Law Enforcement Memorial Week.


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  • COPs eye May 19, 2010

    Unfortunately when caught this is a misdemeanor charge. I believe persons that do any kind of desceration or theft or vandalism to graves or memorials should be punished by the family of the fallen. However that is not how our FU BAR justice system works.

  • Journey985 May 14, 2010

    Wow, even I with a total distrust for LEO's would not condone or stoop to this level. This person or people should be ashamed of themselves!!!

  • Twittyfan May 14, 2010

    This is very sad!!! I hope the person that done this gets caught and has to pull time... These people have NO HEART AND NO RESPECT.. People teach your children respect, manners, curfews etc because these children could be our leaders one day!!! It is time to get a handle on all these wild kids adults etc...

  • cth1 May 14, 2010

    Some people have no heart!! I can't imagine stealing a wreath that's standing in memory of anyone! What is this world coming to?? I sure hope someone donates one!! That's so sad!

  • Jax is proud to be an American May 14, 2010

    Seriously? I do agree that is just wrong. I wonder if a replacement wreath will be donated? I sure hope so.

  • cad_guru May 13, 2010

    That's just wrong

  • redwarrior May 13, 2010