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Fallen police officers memorial vandalized downtown

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:18:54-04

BALTIMORE — Leaders of Baltimore City's Fraternal Order of Police spent their Wednesday downtown, cleaning up a vandalized memorial honoring fallen officers.

The memorial, located at the corner of Fayette and President Streets sits right across Baltimore Police Headquarters.

One section includes a statue of a police officer kneeling next to a little girl.

Sources tell WMAR-2 News the bronze base of that statue had a can of paint splattered over it.

The phrase "I can't breathe," was also spray painted around the statue, sources say.

Most of the vandalism was able to be washed off, but some still remains.

On Wednesday, the FOP commented about the incident on Twitter.

"Sadly, it is the innocent families of these brave men and women who will suffer the most from this desecration," the FOP tweeted.

Police say they're aware of the incident.