Middletown Professional Firefighters Local 1703 is looking into the thin red line flag that was taken down from the fire truck, reports WFSB Eyewitness News 3.
The Middletown Police Department, Wesleyan University, and Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim are aware of the incident.
The flag has been replaced, but officials are encouraging the person to come forward who is responsible.
The fire department posted on Facebook, “
We are blown away and truly humbled at the sheer volume of people from around the state and country who have messaged us asking if they can replace the flag or donate in some way. We never imagined so many people would be touched by this event and want to help.With that said, we didn’t post this to ask for help. We were simply trying to shed light on the fact that a) the thin red line stands for honoring fallen members; and b) don’t touch what doesn’t belong to you.”