Red Deer Cemetery vandalism

Red Deer Cemetery was hit by vandalism with seven headstones were knocked over on Thursday. Cheryl Adams, specialist with City of Red Deer cemetery services, said the smaller monuments were put back into place on Friday at the cemetery, located north of Michener Centre on 55th Street.

Red Deer Cemetery was hit by vandalism with seven headstones were knocked over on Thursday.

Cheryl Adams, specialist with City of Red Deer cemetery services, said the smaller monuments were put back into place on Friday at the cemetery, located north of Michener Centre on 55th Street.

“Unfortunately, Red Deer Cemetery is quite susceptible to (vandalism). We had some late last year as well,” Adams said on Friday.

“It is very sad. I can’t explain the thinking of anyone who would do that. Some years, there’s none at all. Other years, we’ll have it happen on a couple of occasions.”

Maintenance staff check the cemetery regularly.

Larger monuments that were toppled will require equipment to be repositioned on graves. City staff will be able to do the job early next week, she said.

The vandalism was reported to Red Deer City RCMP.