According to the APD Facebook page, there has been a theft from the grave site of one of two fallen Augusta Police Department officers at Mount Hope Cemetery.  The brass flag holder on Officer Rufus Lishness’s grave has been stolen.

Lishness was killed in the line of duty on November 11th, 1884.

If you have information that can help bring the perpetrator of this disrespect to justice, please contact Officer Anthony Drouin at 207.626.2370 x 5062 or