Man runs over, destroys fallen officers memorial in Kan.
The memorial, which was built 25 years ago, was significantly damaged
By Ashley Silver
TOPEKA, Kan. — A man was arrested Sunday after running over the Fallen Officers Memorial outside the Kansas Law Enforcement Center while driving under the influence of alcohol.
WIBW News reported that 27-year-old Maicol G. Garcia-Soto ran a red light, drove through the Law Enforcement Center parking lot and ran over the Fallen Officers Memorial that sits between the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. The memorial, which was built 25 years ago, was significantly damaged.
“The tribute will be rebuilt and efforts are already underway to do so,” the department wrote on Facebook.
Garcia-Soto was arrested on several charges, including criminal desecration, felony criminal damage, driving under the influence and battery on a law enforcement officer.