Suspect Sought in Defacing of "911" Monument - KLFY News 10

Suspect Sought in Defacing of "911" Monument


Lafayette, LA – On September 11, 2013, at approximately 8:00 am, Lafayette Police were notified that the "911" Monument in downtown Lafayette had been defaced.  Suspect(s) had attached art work depicting two planes crashing into the beams.  Both were removed from the monument and Lafayette Police are attempting to identify the suspect(s) who are responsible.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit releases the following statement concerning the defacing of the 9/11 Monument downtown.

"It is very disappointing that someone would deface Lafayette's 9/11 Memorial in such away as to dishonor the people and the first responders who lost their lives protecting this nation. This incident will not overshadow our remembrance and honoring of September 11, 2001, twelve years ago. We encourage the public to help the police department locate the individual(s) responsible for this act."

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