DENVER - Someone poured red paint on the Fallen Officers Memorial in Denver, again.
"I really felt sick," Denver Police Chief Robert White said during a press conference Monday morning. "I mean, that memorial really represents men and women that have given their lives serving this community. And to deface it is just a dishonor to those individuals; the men and women of this department; and this community as a whole that really supports what we do every single day."
The memorial outside Denver Police headquarters was quickly sprayed down and restored.
Chief White pointed out that it was nearly one year ago to the day when the memorial was vandalized with red paint in 2015.
Investigators do not know how many people were involved in vandalizing the memorial this time. Police have not taken anyone into custody. They believe the vandalism happened late Sunday or early Monday morning.
White said he is confident whomever did this will be caught, citing evidence not being released yet. There are many cameras surrounding the plaza at DPD headquarters where the memorial stands.
The funeral for a Mesa County deputy who was killed in the line of duty is scheduled for Monday afternoon, making this an especially difficult time for the law enforcement community.
Sunday marked one year since the last time the memorial was vandalized with red paint.
In that case, protesters said the vandalism was in response to shootings involving Denver Police. The group marched from the State Capitol to Denver Police headquarters. Two men were arrested.