WEST VALLEY CITY (KUTV) — (UPDATE 3/8/2019 5:38 p.m.) -- Police have updated their post on Facebook, taking out some of the more inflammatory language, such as the word "subhuman."
Here is police's updated post about the vandalized fire hydrant.
In our gallery above, you can see Unified Police's original post, which included the officer's name, saying his murder was gang related, and calling the perpetrators "subhuman."
(KUTV) -- Police are asking for help finding those responsible for vandalizing a fire hydrant in West Valley City with red paint.
The fire hydrant is a memorial to fallen West Valley police officer Cody Brotherson.
Police say the area where this happened, 2200 West 4100 South, is "hallowed ground" because it's the same area West Valley City police officer Cody Brotherson was murdered by gang members in 2016.
Unified Police posted about the incident on Facebook saying:
"Please help West Valley Police identify the subhuman(s) who have defiled the fire hydrant near 2200 W 4100 S. This is hallow ground, as it is the same area where Officer Cody Brotherson was savagely murdered by a group of gang members. All give some, some give all!"
Police did not say if they believe the vandalism to be gang-related, but police did mention that Brotherson's killers were gang members.
If you know anything, contact the West Valley Police Department at (801) 840-4000.