City police are investigating after a park honouring fallen members of the Edmonton Police Service was found vandalized Friday morning.
Statues and plaques at Constable Ezio Faraone Park honouring Edmonton police officers killed while on duty were found covered in black and white spray paint. Part of the graffiti said “F— cops.”
Edmonton police spokeswoman Patrycja Mokrzan said officers are looking for dash cam video from anyone in the area of the park between Wednesday and Thursday.
“Beat officers noticed the graffiti while patrolling the area yesterday around noon, and believe this occurred overnight between Sept. 2 and Sept. 3,” Mokrzan said.
Const. Ezio Faraone was killed when he was shot by a bank robber in 1990. Two years after his death, the park and a statue that commemorates the fallen officer’s work with youth, memorializes Faraone and other officers killed.
Edmonton Police Association president Sgt. Michael Elliott tweeted Friday morning that the monument honouring Faraone has been vandalized four times in two months. He said people might have issues with Edmonton to police but they should refrain from mischief.