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Monuments, Flag Restored at Weaver Cemetery Thanks to Jail Inmates

All monuments at Weaver Cemetery have been reset and a new Flag flies over the scene after Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum dispatched inmates and staff to the cemetery Tuesday morning. In three (3) hours the monuments were secured back in place.

 

Tatum stated the strength of the inmates was supported by using a backhoe on the large monuments.

 

According to Tatum, County Criminal Investigators are securing a warrant for the arrest of an individual in connection to the damage found Monday at the cemetery. Approximately 65 monuments were overturned in the cemetery and the U. S. Flag burned at the Veterans’ Memorial the cemetery, according to Hopkins County Deputies.

Damage at Weaver Cemetery 2018: This monument has been restored to its proper placement, along with all other monuments in the cemetery.

Author: Staff Reporter

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