- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A makeshift memorial erected to honor a leader of the Oregon armed standoff in Burns who died in a confrontation with authorities has been torn down.

The Oregonian reports (http://goo.gl/t3SMxS ) that a large wooden cross was destroyed at the memorial site near where LaVoy Finicum was shot and killed last month during a confrontation with FBI agents and Oregon state troopers.

A leader of the Pacific Patriots Network is offering a $500 reward for information.

An Oregon State Police spokesman says no law enforcement agency had anything to do with the destruction of the site. An Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman said the agency played no role in its removal.

The base of the cross still stood Saturday, and a piece of broken lumber sat behind it.

Finicum was buried Friday in his hometown of Kanab, Utah.



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