Iconic Oceanfront mural repainted following removal

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by Eric Kane, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Updated Monday, May 12 at 11:30 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- A month after it was painted over, artists began repainting an iconic Oceanfront mural honoring fallen police officers.

Todd Lindbergh and his brother began outlining the new mural Monday morning outside Bargain Beachwear at the corner of 9th Street and Atlantic Avenue.

"I thought I'd be honored to put it on my wall,” said Galit Beck, owner of Bargain Beachwear. “I will never erase something like that.”

Over a month ago, the decade-old artwork, called “Loss of Friend II,” which featured a crying K9 lying next to his officer, had been painted over by new owners outside a store on 21st Street and Atlantic Ave.

Beck got in touch with Lindbergh and offered offering her store as a new canvass.

"It's been ten years and hopefully we've learned something over the past ten years of our painting so hopefully it'll be even better and something the city can be even more proud of," said Lindbergh.

Bargain Beachwear is also selling t-shirts and stickers featuring the mural.

All proceeds, Beck says, go to charities helping surviving families of officers killed in the line of duty.

Lindbergh will hold an unveiling ceremony Saturday morning at 11.

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