Portland police union moves office after year of arson, vandalism
Portland Police Association officials said the affronts had gone "too far"
By Suzie Ziegler
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Police Association has moved its long-time office after repeated arson attacks and vandalism, the union announced Wednesday.
On Facebook, the union said its building had become a target for “vile and vulgar” graffiti since last summer. The building was also the site of several arson incidents.
“At the most recent arson incident, a neighbor stood on the sidewalk with a water hose trying to put the fire out just before first responders arrived,” said PPA Executive Director Daryl Turner in a statement. “It went too far and it was time to find another location. We have since moved out and relocated.”
Turner said the building on North Lombard Street would be repaired and eventually put on the market.