Police hats stolen from memorial
LISMORE Police are seeking assistance from the public to find offenders who stole two police hats from the police memorial in Molesworth Street, after yesterday’s police memorial service.
During the service a male and female police hat were placed on the memorial as a sign of respect for police who have died in the line of duty.
This year’s service was particularly sombre as police reflected on the death of Detective William Crews who was shot during the execution of a search warrant in Sydney earlier this month.
The hats were left in place as a mark of respect while the crowd dispersed after the service had finished.
The hats were stolen while the equipment was being packed up.
Detective Acting Inspector Bernadette Ingram said: “This was a despicable act. The hats were in place as a memorial. Their theft is an affront to those police who were at the service to pay homage to fallen comrades. It’s also a very serious offence with severe ramifications should the hats fall into the wrong hands.”
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Lismore Police Station on 02 6626 0599.