Polk County, WI - The police vehicle and the personal vehicle of Amery Police Chief Tom Marson were heavily damaged by vandals over the weekend.
According to the Amery Free Press, the incident occurred at Chief Marson's home overnight Saturday, April 29 into Sunday, April 30 His police vehicle was a newly acquired 2017 Dodge Ram truck that only had 1600 miles on it.
Both vehicles were scratched extensively and had large amounts of paint thrown on them. Damage estimates are not yet available, but Assistant Chief Joe Vierkandt said that the truck will have to be repainted completely.
He said that there are no suspects but that the investigation is ongoing. The Assistant Chief said that this is the first time that something like this has happened.
He also said “It is very concerning that someone would do this outside a law enforcement officer’s home. We are extremely disappointed by this act." Assistant Chief Vierkandt said that the vandalism is even more frustrating in light of the efforts that the department has made over the years to establish a positive presence in the community.