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Police and veterans to watch over Albany monuments

 Albany Police and Veterans groups say there will be extra security watching over the military monuments at Veteran's Park in downtown

this weekend.

Last year on Memorial Day someone spray painted graffiti on the monuments.  Volunteers rushed to clean the monuments, and they are in good condition today.  

Albany Police say they will keep close watch, along with groups like the Legion Riders.  American Legion Post 30 Finance Officer Nick Nicholson "They are going to be down there in force this year.  Just to make sure. Because it's a shame they have to deface thing like this."


Albany Police Deputy Chief Mark Scott said "We'll have patrols downtown.  Throughout the night, throughout the weekend."


The downtown Albany surveillance cameras are also looking over the monuments.  

Albany Police say they are still interested in information about the vandals who spray painted them last year. Call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS to earn a reward.

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