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Mt. Juliet police banner cut down

Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Mt. Juliet police had one of its signs cut down last week.

According to police spokesman Lt. Tyler Chandler, the department had a banner pole sign similar to those that are hung throughout the city.

He said banner was placed on a pole at the entrance to Charlie Daniels Parkway. The sign read, “Mt. Juliet Police Department” with arrows pointing to the department’s new headquarters just down the road.

“It was just a fabric sign that someone came and cut down,” Chandler said. “The pole is still up.”

Chandler said the sign wasn’t heavy duty but a “simple” $60-$70 fabric sign that would be replaced.

“We put up another banner, it’s a sign that says, ‘Welcome to Mt. Juliet’ that’s up there now,” Chandler said.

The sign was cut down last Wednesday, and Chandler said he didn’t think there would be too much effort used in delving into what happened.

“It’s definitely vandalism,” Chandler said. “We’d love to know who took it or if someone could even just bring it back. But we’re not going to investigate it heavily.”

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