PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 Employees of a Portsmouth pizza shop arrived Monday to discover damage to a hanger and a special flag missing, according to ABC6.com.\r\n\r\nA special flag designed to honor police officers, firefighters, and first responders was stolen from Rocco's Pizza, located at 880 East Main Road. Rocco's Pizza has also been known locally in the community as Rocco's Little Italy and Rocco's Pizzeria.\r\n\r\nHowever, this theft has resulted in the owner taking special action and turning this incident into a positive for the community.\r\n\r\nAccording to Rocco's Pizza's Facebook page, the business will purchase 20 new special flags and give them to those in need for free. Donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the Portsmouth Police Department.\r\n\r\nThe following was posted on Rocco's Pizza's Facebook page on Tuesday, Oct. 25:\r\n\r\n"To the individual whom over the weekend stole the American flag that was flying in front of Rocco's. This was a special flag the represents support for OUR Police\/Fire\/First responders. I apologize that I was not here to give it to you if you wanted it so badly.\r\n\r\n"After much consideration on how I might handle this situation, you have opened my eyes to the fact that there may be more people in Portsmouth that they need a flag of their own. And that they too may resort to criminal activity to get one. Therefore I have decided to purchase 20 more of these flags to give to those in need. Unfortunately I will have to leave them in the restaurant as I would not want them to be weathered for their new owners. \r\n\r\n"These flags will be free but if you would like to donate for one of them I will be glad to give all the proceeds to the Portsmouth Police department to better serve this community. Again thank you for opening my eyes to this possible epidemic. Btw I will repost when the flags are here!\u00a0#freedom#portsmouthpolicedepartment #portsmouthpolice#america #roccos#roccoslittleitaly #roccospizza #portsmouth#middletown #newport #pizza"\u00a0\r\n\r\nTo receive a special flag or to donate, please visit Rocco's Pizza at 880 East Main Road.