Vandals Spray Paint “KKK” On National Fire Dog Monument In D.C.
A confused #BlackLivesMatter sympathizer?
A memorial that honors arson-investigating dogs in the nation’s capital was defaced with paint late Wednesday, prompting a search for the vandals.
Someone poured blue paint and spray-painted “KKK” on the bronze National Fire Dog Monument statue between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to police and fire officials.
Large piles of trash also were dumped in the back parking lot of Engine Company 2, where the monument is located, according to the D.C. Firefighters Union.
“Obviously I’m disturbed by such a blatant act that was clearly focused and intended towards our members,” said union President Ed Smith.
The fire dog statue features a bronze sculpture of an arson dog and handler. It was unveiled in 2013 and is the only such monument to arson-investigating dogs in the country.
D.C. police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf said investigators have not identified any suspects in the case.