Gibraltar police seek tips in vandalism of American flag

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Gibraltar police are looking for whoever sullied the Star-Spangled Banner.

Investigators believe an American flag that belongs to the city and located at the Gibraltar Community Center's back pavilion was vandalized sometime on Sunday, officials said in a post on the Gibraltar Police Department's Facebook page.

Gibraltar police said they are asking for tips to find whoever defaced an American flag belonging to the city Sunday.

Police said Thursday anyone with information about the incident should call the department at (734) 676-1022.

They also urged parents to use the incident to speak to their children about how the "desecration of the American flag is NEVER acceptable regardless of your current political ideology."

"Brave Men and Women have laid down their lives and have been maimed beyond imagine to give your child/children the right to live in freedom," police said in the post.

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