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Dallas Officer Welcomes Graffiti Vandals In a Surprising Way

September 14, 2010  | 

Dallas Police Officer Cat Lafitte found a creative way for graffiti vandals who have been painting pillars under the freeway at Deep Ellum to greet officers, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Instead of anti-police messages, Lafitte asked them to paint a friendly neighborhood police officers and use an anti-grafitti clear coat so it could be easily washed clean.

The department approved her request pending review of the final image, and the Fraternal Order of Police even chipped in $250 for paint.

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