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UPDATE: Memorial taken during Cleanup Week Returned to Family

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Tuesday Update

A happy ending to a story we first brought you on Monday. We told you about a flagpole that was taken from the yard of Bobbi Fetzer.

The flagpole held a memorial, which was erected in honor of their son Mikey, who was killed when he was hit by car two years ago. The Fetzer's say they believe someone scavenging during the first day of cleanup week took the flagpole and all they wanted was for it back.

After our story aired Monday night on Valley News Live, the family woke up Tuesday morning to find the flagpole had been returned. Fetzer said she was overjoyed that it was back.

"My husband put a lot of work and time into it along with our children, Fetzer said. "And they did that project together to remember our son and, I'm happy it's back for them."

Fetzer added that she wants to thank whoever returned the flagpole.

Original Story

It's playing out in the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Dilworth area as clean up week is underway: "One person's trash is another person's treasure." But one Fargo family says what someone thought was trash on their front lawn... was anything but. 

 Just two years ago, a little boy named Mikey Fetzer was hit by a car and killed just feet away from his home.  Last year his family decided to set up a memorial for him in front of his home for everyone to seem but over the weekend somebody took it.

Anywhere you look, there seems to be a pile out on the curb. Bobbi Fetzer and her family normally lay out trash as well.

"Some one thought it was trash," says Fetzer.

But located just feet away, in a concrete barrel was a flag pole. It was a memorial for Bobbi's son, Mikey, who was killed two years ago.

"We received a flag last year from a donor group that said donations saved lives and my husband made a pole and put it in the planter," says Fetzer.

The flag itself was taken down last week for repair but the pole still stood. Until Saturday.

"My daughter was like the flagpole is gone," says Fetzer.

Someone thought it was trash. 

"It was very emotional," says Fetzer.

Now all this family wants is it back.

"It's a memorial for Mikey," says Fetzer.

Because although it may have not look like much, it's worth so much more than a price tag.

"It's important to us. We'd like our flagpole back," says Fetzer.

The Fetzers know they can replace the pole, but they say that's not the point. They say someone had to have dug into the barrel to pull out the flag pole with the memorial on it. 

The Fetzer's live in the Buena Vista Trailer court located off of 42nd Street South. If you have any information where the pole is you can contact Fargo Police.

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