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Saturday, April 4, 2009

TSGS Dock of Shame

Vandals knock over 35 headstones at Oak Hill Cemetery
The above is the headline of the Evansville Courier & Press on Thursday, 02 Apr 2009
Photos of the vandalism were posted on their web site story of this vandalism. Photographs provided by the office of Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel.

(Click on photos to enlarge)

There are eight overturned tombstones in this photo along the cemetery wall at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The newspaper article reads in part:
Police are searching for the person or people responsible for knocking down about 35 headstones at Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville. Workers at the cemetery discovered the vandalism Wednesday morning. “This act of vandalism is unconscionable," Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel said in a statement. "I cannot understand what would prompt someone to commit this type of crime and we will not tolerate it. Our residents should not have to tolerate this type of destruction when they come to visit loved ones who have been laid to rest in any City cemetery." Officials say police will step up patrols at city cemeteries because of the vandalism. The city expects to have the stones uprighted within the next few days.
This "unconscionable" act of wreakless desecreation of grave sites and markers clearly qualifies the individuals responsible for this cowardly (in the dark of the night) immature and foolish distruction for the
"TSGS Dock of Shame!"

- Submitted by JGWest (Photos furnished by the Mayor's Office as posted on the Evansville Courier & Press web site.)

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