Anti-Police Graffiti Found In Southbridge


Kathryn Sotnik/NBC10Boston

A sign welcoming people to a soccer field on West Street in Southbridge was vandalized with anti-police graffiti sometime during the night on Thursday.

Police found the message on Friday morning.  An investigation is underway to try to find out who is responsible for spray painting “kill cops” on the sign, but right now police are not taking it as a threat to officers in town.

NBC 10 Boston reports there are security cameras in the vicinity of the field, but not close enough to where the crime took place.   The message was discovered on the same day Weymouth Police paid their final respects to fallen officer Sgt. Michael Chesna who was killed on Sunday.

THE LAKE 940 reached out to Southbridge Police Chief Shane Woodson on Friday but we have not heard back from him yet.

The sign has since been removed.

DEVELOPING: This is what police in Southbridge are dealing with right now, on the same day Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna was laid to rest. Latest on @NBC10Boston at 7.

Posted by Kathryn Sotnik NBC10 Boston on Friday, July 20, 2018