$6K reward offered to find vandal who defaced NJ state trooper’s memorial
Someone used white caulk to write a derogatory phrase and damaged the front of a granite monument, officials said
An additional $1,000 was added to the reward on Thursday by the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, according to the Cape May County Sheriff's Office.
By Matt Gray
NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.
DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying those who vandalized a memorial to a fallen New Jersey State Police trooper.
The memorial to Trooper Bertram Zimmerman III, located on Route 83 in Dennis Township, Cape May County, was found defaced on Wednesday.
Someone used white caulk to write a derogatory phrase on pavers and to damage the front of a granite monument in the center of the memorial, according to police.
The New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at the Woodbine Station at 609-861-5698.
Zimmerman died of his injuries following a Feb. 5, 2004, auto accident while responding to a robbery call.
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