Workers clean red spray paint off the memorial wall listing names of law enforcement officers killed in line of duty Thursday at the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on State Street in Augusta. The vandalism happened early Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

AUGUSTA — Workers on Thursday cleaned up a police memorial near the State House that had been vandalized with red spray paint over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Authorities said the vandalism happened during the wee hours Saturday morning at the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which lists the names of 88 police officers killed in the line of duty. Officials have not yet identified the person or group responsible for the vandalism of the granite wall, which was covered with a tarp and police tape following the incident.

Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said Thursday that Maine Capitol Police continue to investigate the vandalism and had no updates on the case.

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