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WEATHERFORD -- Military mom Karmann Goff is quickly realizing no distance is too great when it comes to Old Glory.

'It's touching that people from as far away as Miami care whats going on in Weatherford,' she said.

What's going on is baffling and criminal.

'We've had 16 flags that have either been damaged, stolen, or burned throughout the last week,' said Lt. Chris Crawford of Weatherford Police.

Despite media attention, reports of the crimes keep coming in. Police have no leads.

But as police work to solve the crimes, someone else is working to ensure flags still fly in Weatherford.

'If someone's going to fly an American flag in front of their home, those are true patriot Americans,' Chris Heisler said.

He runs the United States Honor Flag organization. Friday, Heisler traveled from Miami to Parker County to donate flags to families who'd had theirs ruined.

The Goffs were the first to receive the emotional replacement.

Crime Stoppers' reward for information in the case ballooned up to $13,000 Friday, after a $1,000 donation from Roger Williams Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep and a $10,000 donation from Patterson Auto Group. Officials hope the reward will be just the incentive people need to turn the perpetrator(s) in.

If you have a tip, you can call Parker County Crime Stoppers anonymously at (817)599-5555.

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