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HPD Investigating Damages to Memorial Day Cross Display

HPD Investigating Damages to Memorial Day Cross Display

Bill Stephens

May 28th, 2016


Authorities are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for causing damages to a Memorial Day Cross display in Central Park.

Around 5:55 a.m. Saturday, Henderson Pice report a car drove through the Memorial Day cross display and damaged at least 160 crosses, which cost $90 each.

Volunteers have been able place around 142 back in the ground, but they need repairs. Around 20 were completely destroyed. Police indicate crosses are cared for by the Henderson War Memorial Foundation in conjunction with the America Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

According to HPD, a vague description of the vehicle was given by a witness in the area. At this time, police say they are waiting for area businesses to check their video surveillance to
see if any video of the incident was captured. Once that information is obtained, authorities will release it to media.

HPD would like to thank the Henderson Fire Department for their assistance this morning. As soon as officers arrived on scene and saw the destruction, they called the Henderson Fire Department for assistance in cleaning up the crosses, who responded immediately. Citizen volunteers who saw the destruction also stopped to help. Authorities say city workers and citizens coming together in times like this are what makes Henderson a vey special place to live.

Henderson Police say this is an open investigation and any information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated. Please call 911, the Henderson Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at 270-831-1111 with any information.

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