Canadian News Jul 4, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Police and firefighter statues vandalized in Calgary

City crews in Calgary went out Friday to clean red paint off two statues outside the city's police and firefighter memorials after someone vandalized them.

Police and firefighter statues vandalized in Calgary
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Two police and firefighter memorials in Calgary were vandalized with red paint on Friday. City crews spent much of the day cleaning up the mess, according to CTV News.

"It's unfortunate," Ryan Jepson, Calgary police Supt., said. "The good news is the members of the Calgary Police Service will continue to show up, we'll continue to come when you call us and we'll do the best job we can."

He went on to call the act "disgusting" and added that it was no different than someone vandalizing a grave site.

"It's unfortunate that any statue or any part of our city is defaced," George Chahal, Ward 4 Coun., said on Friday. "We just need to be respectful of what we have as a city. We have a beautiful city—we have a lot of monuments and statues."

Chahal added that he would rather have a conversation about a grievance from the public instead of people resorting to destructive acts.

"We should not be vandalizing or damaging anyone's property," he noted. "That's just something we need to know as Calgarians—that's unacceptable."

Though there are currently no details as to when the incident occurred, it likely happened overnight.

There are currently no details available for who may be responsible.

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