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Statue honoring police officers killed in the line of duty vandalized, removed from Richmond park

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A memorial to fallen police officers was removed from its pedestal in Virginia after it was doused in red paint.

The monument, which was in Richmond’s Byrd Park, was defiled but ultimately spared the fate of a statue of Christopher Columbus, with the latter statue being torn down, burned and tossed in a lake.

The police-related statue was removed before any further damage could take place.

According to ABC-13, Mayor Levar Stoney has promised that the monument would be restored and returned to public display, though no set timeline has been given.

Other monuments were also desecrated, including one dedicated to former Confederate President, Jefferson Davis.

For those not polished up on American history, Richmond was once the capital of the Confederacy.

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