LINDENHURST - Police are searching for suspects responsible for vandalizing a statue at Lindenhurst's 9/11 Memorial Park.

The 300-pound, life-size statue is of a German Shepherd recovery dog named Hanson who spent 150 days searching through the rubble of Ground Zero. Authorities say it was knocked off its base and heavily damaged either late last night or early this morning.

The statue stood at the memorial garden, which honors the eight people from Lindenhurst who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.