Featured Stories By Karen Curtis | August 12, 2020 Tampa Police Search for Peace As “Back the Blue” Mural is Defaced Share: (Fox 13/Courtesy) Tampa’s new “Back the Blue” mural has become quite popular in its brief existence, but not for the reasons you may think. According to police, the painted message honoring their ranks was vandalized again this week, making that the third time in less than two weeks. They identified and arrested three adults and one minor for the incident, in which the group spray-painted profanities and drew pigs on the image. Interestingly, officers didn’t have to go too far to catch the group in the act, as the mural is located just outside of the downtown police headquarters. The three adults, none of whom are from that area, are 19-year-old Emily Ann Gabaree, 18-year-old Alexander Thomas Drummond and 18-year-old Seth Michael Raigoza. Photo courtesy: WTVT/Fox 13 Tampa It all started around 11 p.m. Tuesday. That’s when officers caught the individuals making their “mark” on the mural. The juvenile suspect was given a notice to appear and was then released to parents. Meanwhile, two other people were accused of also vandalizing the mural on August 4, just after it was completed, and in separate incidents. Red paint and tar were used in those scenarios. Nearly 40 people created the mural, in an effort to improve the spirits of law enforcement following recent tensions around the country.