A South Carolina college student was arrested Wednesday night after Spartanburg police say he vandalized the memorial for fallen Officer Jason Harris.

The arresting officer stated that the student Charles Coulson was grossly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.

Coulson, 21, was charged with littering and public disorderly conduct.

The memorial for Officer Harris, who died earlier this month from injuries he suffered in an on-duty motorcycle accident, remains in front of city hall, WNCN TV reports.

Spartanburg Police Department released a statement regarding the incident saying, “It is certainly heartbreaking for our department. The young man made a bad decision as a result of being under the influence. The Spartanburg Police Department cannot say enough about the outpouring of support from our community. We continue to ask for prayers for the Harris family and our police department.”

 

 

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