Vandals Cause $100K In Damage At Waco Cemetery

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Waco police say vandals caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a cemetery by destroying some monuments, grave markers and statues.

Large crosses were broken off their bases and full-size angel statues were on the ground at Oakwood Cemetery.

Police say the vandalism happened sometime between late Friday and early Saturday.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says some of the destroyed items are believed to be irreplaceable because of their age and historical value.

The large cemetery was established in 1878 and has more than 36,000 graves. It is the final resting place for several notable figures, including some Civil War leaders, former Texas governors and the inventor of Dr. Pepper.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188601381 -
Gray Television, Inc.