While on patrol Thursday in District 2 Officers Juan Lopez and Glenn Podlesnik observed gang graffiti on a World War II memorial at S. 8th St. and W. Windlake Ave.
The two Officers, who are both veterans and members of the U.S. Marine Corps, took it upon themselves to get graffiti remover from the district and they removed the graffiti themselves. While clearning off the vandalism, the officers were concerned about the deteriorating condition of the memorial and will be contacting the local Alderman and Business District to try to get it replaced or repaired. The photo below shows Officer Lopez cleaning off the graffiti.
These kinds of acts are done by officers every day in all districts across the city and we are grateful for their contributions to making better neighborhoods. Please see the previous story posted here about Officer Lopez, who recently celebrated 15 years with MPD and also 20 years of service with the U.S. Marines: