It's not just any park.

"This field was built to honor Deputy Kurt Wyman who gave his life for this community," said Dave Olney, a Deputy Kurt Wyman Memorial Park board member.

Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2011, and the Whitestown community is trying to carry on his legacy.

"This field means a lot,” said Olney. “It's been a nine year project between the committee and Town of Whitestown. We put so much work into this field."

Now more work has to be done after someone damaged the fields by driving on them.



"For someone to do this is unconscionable,” said Olney.

"It's very disrespectful because he was an officer and he worked hard every day,” said Evie Gwilt, a Whitestown AYSO player.

Evie is one of many soccer players who uses the field.

"Now all these kids, they can't play like they used to,” said Evie. “They can't use the whole field."

"From a safety perspective, you don't want divots in the field where kids are going to roll their ankles, twist their ankles,” said Scott Gwilt, a Whitestown AYSO coach. “It ruins the experience for the kids."

Not only for the kids, but for families and friends of Deputy Wyman.

"I think all of our law enforcement are heroes,” said Scott. “But here's someone who really put his life on the line to help our community and be a hero. It's just unfortunate."

A park board member says they're trying to prevent this from happening again through technology and humanity.

"We can gate the whole place off,” said Olney. “Looking into possibly closing the gates at night time, [and] looking to have a camera system put up here so we can monitor the place.”

"Come up here and look at the families and look at the kids up here and look at all the work,” said Olney. “And if you look online and read about Kurt and what he did for our community. And take your energy and do something positive for the community instead of something like this."

If you have information regarding the damage or who did it, call the Whitestown Police Department at (315) 736-1100.