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POLICE: Thief who stole flags from memorial is captured

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Police in central Kentucky say they have caught the thief who stole American flags from a memorial to Kentucky soldiers who were killed in the Persian Gulf.

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy stole the flags from the Healing Field Lawrenceburg in Anderson County late last month.

The memorial flies 103 flags -- one for each military service member from Kentucky killed in wars in the Persian Gulf.

A volunteer who helps maintain the memorial says she is glad the offender was a juvenile because perhaps he can learn about patriotism through what he did.

She adds the issue isn't the flags, but the lives of those they honor.

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