AG Schimel Condemns Attack on Law Enforcement, Asks Community for Assistance

Sep 20 2017

MADISON, Wis. - On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement Memorial was vandalized with spray paint and an anti-law enforcement message. On Monday, the Capitol’s facilities management personnel removed the spray paint and cleaned the Memorial. Today, this incident is still being investigated and Attorney General Brad Schimel and the Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator of this attack on Wisconsin’s law enforcement community.


Attorney General Schimel has condemned this attack upon Wisconsin’s law enforcement community, and offered support to the Capitol Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Administration in investigating this criminal act.


“I am outraged by this senseless attack and will lend any support I can to bringing the perpetrator to justice,” said Attorney General Schimel. “While our brave law enforcement officers were out risking their lives to protect us this weekend, a coward with spray paint desecrated an important symbol honoring officers who gave their lives to protect our communities. I would encourage anyone with information to come forward and contact the Capitol Police.”


In 1998, the Memorial was dedicated and given to the people of Wisconsin to honor and remember Wisconsin law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. A total of 273 fallen officers are honored on the Memorial. Please visit for more information or to donate to the Memorial.


Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Capitol Police Department at 608-266-8797.