9/11 memorial in Coney Island vandalized

By Erin Calabrese and Chris Perez New York Post

The vandalized 9/11 memorial in Coney Island as NYPD officers investigate.Photo: Demetrius E. Loadholt

The vandalized 9/11 memorial in Coney Island as NYPD officers investigate.Photo: Demetrius E. Loadholt

A Brooklyn 9/11 memorial dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed themselves to save others was vandalized Friday night, according to police.

Authorities discovered the disgraceful act at the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in Coney Island’s MCU Park — home of the Cyclones baseball team.

Three laser-engraved portraits of the city’s finest took the brunt of the paint attack, but fallen police officer Moira Smith – the only female member of the NYPD killed that day – appeared to be singled out.

“This is extremely personal,” City Councilman Mark Treyger told the Post. “There is some evidence left behind that we hope will bring whoever’s responsible to justice.”

White paint was found crudely smeared around the 38-year-old hero’s picture, which was created to honor the 13th precinct cop.

Treyger is confident that whoever is responsible for the vandalism will be found.

“There are some security cameras here,” he said.

The granite wall features the names and images of 346 [sic] FDNY firefighters, 37 Port Authority officers, 23 NYPD officers, a K-9 rescue dog named Sirius and others.

It was New York’s first 9/11 memorial erected to honor the city’s fallen.

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