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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 22, 2014

Veteran markers reported stolen

By David Hotle | Aug 05, 2014

WEST CHESTER — Markers distinguishing people as military veterans have been removed from two grave sites in the West Chester Cemetery, the Washington County Sheriff’s office reported today.
Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said that the markers that were stolen are brass plates. He said that he was not sure if they attached to the gravestone or if they were on a post and set in the ground. Dunbar said that it is common for the markers to be stolen from the graves of veterans, saying that the cemetery in Rubio has experienced similar thefts.
He asks anyone finding a brass marker with someone’s name on it and possibly the name of a conflict, to call the Washington County Sheriff’s office at 653-2107. He also asks anyone finding a marker to leave it where it is, because the sheriff’s department hopes to get some evidence off the marker.

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