Vandal Urinates On Memorial For Retired Cop's 9-Year-Old Son Who Died Of Cancer

Retired Hamilton Police Officer Mark Clopp's son, Christian, succumbed to brain cancer five years ago.

Hamilton, NJ – Two men have been arrested in connection with a video that showed one of the men urinating on a memorial for a nine-year-old boy who died of brain cancer.

The family of the little boy, Christian Clopp, saw the video on social media, and alerted police, WSET reported.

They said they did not know either of the men in the video.

“Christian was a child who represented everything that was right,” said the little boy’s father, retired Hamilton Police Officer Mark Clopp, according to WCAU. “He had no enemies and smiled at everyone he came in contact with.

“These scumbags represent everything wrong,” the retired officer continued. “Narcissistic, drunken scumbags with no regard for anyone or anything.”

Christian succumbed to brain cancer five years ago, and his memorial sits in an all-access playground, WTRF reported.

The video showed one suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Bryan Bellace, as he urinated on the memorial, which contains a portrait of Christian.

The man recording the video, 23-year-old Daniel Flippen, can be heard laughing off-camera.

Both were arrested for having an open alcoholic beverage in a park, WCAU reported.

Bellace was also charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and lewdness.

Several community members went to the area to clean and sanitize the memorial in the wake of the incident.

"To see something so disgusting in a community I love so much, I felt it was my obligation to come down here and pay respect to this young man," Mays Landing Lakers football coach Desmond Walker told WCAU.

“When Coach Desmond first heard about this story and contacted me, we were both so disgusted by what we read and heard we felt we needed to go down to this memorial clean it up and disinfect it,” Paul Burgan said in a Facebook post.

“We made this post to let people know that this is our community and we don’t condone to this type of sickening act,” Burgan wrote. “To the Clopp family we support you, we are here for you, and if we can prevent it we will never let something like this happen again on our watch.”

Resident Maria Wagner, who also came to clean up the site, said that the men who defaced Christian’s memorial are a disgrace, WCAU reported.

“You should be ashamed of yourself,” she said of Bellace and Flippen. “A 9-year-old boy has more dignity than you.”

Christian’s father thanked those who went to the park to clean up the memorial, calling them “the glue that holds this community together.”

“Your actions were kind, thoughtful and selfless,” Clopp said. “You are the example of ‘loving thy neighbor.’ Thank God we have role models like you!”

He noted that he hopes Bellace and Flippen realize the hurt they have caused, and that they choose to live differently in the future.

“As for the two actors: I don’t know either one of you,” Clopp wrote. “I have no idea what exists in your life to make you so indifferent to how others feel but I hope this serves as a wake up call and you get the help you need. I admit, my initial reaction was to find you and beat you senseless in defense of my son’s honor and the distress you caused my family. I am better than that.”

“Something is wrong in your life and you need to fix it,” he added. “How you respond to this dictates the direction your life will take.”

Despite what occurred, the retired police officer said he was glad to see that his son’s memory brought the community together.

“At the end of the day, the good outweighed and overwhelmed the bad,” Clopp wrote in another post. “This is what Christian did during his life. He brought people together and he has accomplished that again. Perhaps the playground will be beautified, maybe expanded as a result. It doesn’t matter, as long as it is enjoyed by thousands of children in the future.”

Comments (33)
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Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

Some people really should be beaten with sticks.....hard!!! This is a child's memorial...disgusting!

LynnSB
LynnSB

What Absolute Disgusting POS Sadly this is the Mentality of these 30 and under now -

NickyJ
NickyJ

Disgusting

K-9 319
K-9 319

These two actors need an old fashion blanket party. These two are definitely from the bottom of the gene pool.

JBo
JBo

Just when you think humans can't be any worse...here comes these guys.

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

Congrats to the Clopps being big enough to overlook beating the living hell out of these two. I'm not that big I lost my daughter to Cancer a few months ago and the hurt something of that nature would have devastated me to the point that I would be raged enough to be less gentle.
I would hope at this point the lewdness charge can turn into a registered sex offender.

PapaSmuf73
PapaSmuf73

Well the father may be the better person but the fool who urinated on the memorial needs more then disorderly conduct. Charge. He needs to be taught a lesson with the old hickory stick until he can no longer stand up.

Walt 324
Walt 324

The only way some people learn respect is through a Good Ass Kicking.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Pure scum of the earth! I can't even wrap my brain around this one.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Karma’s a bitch. These 2 fuckers need vigilante justice.

trainbuff
trainbuff

Mr. Clopp's reaction to all of this is a shining example of what the power of God can do in our lives.

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

POS, may they rot in Hell!

LEO0301
LEO0301

It's hard to believe anyone would do something so disgusting.

starrman69
starrman69

...and he's on camera/video as being a Certified Idiot!!

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

I want to build a memorial for the @ss who peed on that sweet baby memory The new memorial is for that pos genitalia. He doesn’t need that body area. You have to be a man to use them and maybe the other @sses brain should be included

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Filthy, disgusting animal. I probably shouldn't say this here, but I'm a huge fan of revenge. Someone needs to cut his junk off, then he won't be whipping anything out to urinate on anything. It will be a little more inconvenient for him. The POS.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Wonder what it says on the back of his T shirt? That should be interesting.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

2 of the lowest pieces of scum!! They deserve a good beating!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

What a couple of pieces of SH*T!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

he's a show off who needs lots of attention .....be careful what you wish for DB.

Gundown
Gundown

He worked for his Dad and his Dad fired his ass.

Marxest
Marxest

You can never underestimate the depravity of people. Nothing is too sacred to be desecrated or violated.

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

If the Clinton's had sons....

rstafford135
rstafford135

30 million sperm cells and these two make it through. The best part of these two ran down the crack of their mama’s ass!!

militans Deo
militans Deo

Someone please tell me again, why it is supposedly wrong to beat people like this in the streets? And don't throw out the false argument that it lowers you to their level. NO, IT IS RIGHT AND IT IS GOOD!

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

There should be certain behavior that voids your human rights. This is one. Cut his balls off and dump him in a landfill where he belongs.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

These guys should be forced to lick it clean

Danimyl
Danimyl

He noted that he hopes Bellace and Flippen realize the hurt they have caused, and that they choose to live differently in the future. Pond Scum will always be Pond Scum