ST. JOSEPH, Missouri — Lights were stolen recently from the Peace Officers Memorial honoring fallen officers in the area.

Capt. Jeff Wilson, St. Joseph Police Department, said the lights were reported stolen Monday morning. The blue rope lights wrapped around a fence that surrounds the memorial.

The memorial, which is located at Civic Center Park south of the St. Joseph City Hall, was created in 2000 to honor members of the St. Joseph Police Department, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol who have died in the line of duty since 1868.

– Via St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.)