Police Officers Replace Elderly Widow's Stolen Flag


After learning that someone had stolen an American flag from an elderly widow's home, police in Green Bay, Wisconsin, decided to get her a new one.

The stolen flag had been put up by the unnamed woman in honor of her late husband, a WWII veteran who recently passed away, WBAY reports.

When he heard about the incident, Officer Rob Ecke went out and purchased a new flag. He and his fellow officers then visited the woman's house and hung it up on her porch.

The Green Bay Police Department issued a statement on Facebook, sharing the story and commending the officers responsible:

Last night, a local west side resident reported her flag stolen from in front of her home. She hung it up to honor her husband, a WWII vet who recently passed away. GBPD Officer Rob Ecke heard the story and went out and purchased a new American flag to post on her house. Thank you to Officers Ecke, Thoreson, Lt. Strouf and Capt. Muraski for righting this wrong.

Susan Llamera, the woman's granddaughter, thanked the officers for their kindness.

"It is greatly appreciated. My grandpa was a great man and the flag is a way she honors him," she wrote on Facebook, according to KTLA.

"And for the one that stole the flag shame on you to do this," she added.

The Police Department's Facebook post has been liked 52,000 times and has 35,000 shares.

Sources: KTLA, WBAY / Photo credit: Green Bay Police Department/Facebook

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