The hallowed ground that is The Fallen Firefighters Memorial was desecrated and graffitied. Spray painted and tagged- this is an incredible insult to our servicemen who literally put their lives in jeopardy every day; and to the memorial that symbolizes the remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens and City of Stockton. Firefighters worked diligently to remove the paint yesterday, but could not get it all. Fortunately (or unfortunately that they had to be there at all), the company Stockton Monuments was scheduled to replace the main plaque (previously stolen) and happen to be on scene. The employees and owner went above and beyond to assist in chemically treating the graffiti, pressure washing, and removing all paint- in time for our Academy Graduation tomorrow. We want to thank Stockton Monuments for their service- we can not express how much it means to us to keep this monument clean. Our current Fire Academy detoured their morning run to put the finishing touches on the clean up. Our firefighters are proud to see her shine again.