Contact: Capitol Police Department at 608-266-8797.
MADISON, Wis. – On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement
Memorial was vandalized with spray paint and an anti-law enforcement message. On
Monday, the Capitol’s facilities management personnel removed the spray paint and
cleaned the Memorial. Today, this incident is still being investigated and Attorney
General Brad Schimel and the Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking for the public’s
assistance in identifying the perpetrator of this attack on Wisconsin’s law enforcement
Attorney General Schimel has condemned this attack upon Wisconsin’s law enforcement
community, and offered support to the Capitol Police Department and Wisconsin
Department of Administration in investigating this criminal act.
“I am outraged by this senseless attack and will lend any support I can to bringing the
perpetrator to justice,” said Attorney General Schimel. “While our brave law enforcement
officers were out risking their lives to protect us this weekend, a coward with spray paint
desecrated an important symbol honoring officers who gave their lives to protect our
communities. I would encourage anyone with information to come forward and contact
the Capitol Police.”
In 1998, the Memorial was dedicated and given to the people of Wisconsin to honor and
remember Wisconsin law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. A total of 273
fallen officers are honored on the Memorial. Please visit http://www.wlem.com/ for more
information or to donate to the Memorial.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Capitol Police
Department at 608-266-8797.