Tracy Cemetery Taking Steps to Curb Vandalism

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The Tracy Cemetery will install security cameras to discourage vandalism of headstones.

Last January, about 40 monuments were broken or toppled over. Cemetery officials say the damage was relatively small but they felt it was a horribly disrespectful act.

While not a perfect solution, the cemetery board felt it had to do something to discourage more acts of vandalism.

The installation of cameras will begin in several weeks.

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  • lhers0216

    I think that is fair…. but also unfair (a bit) to do.

    Why would such a cruel person try to take down someone's tomb stone? That is super disrespectful, and I think setting up video cameras would be the right thing to do, so the cemetary may catch the suspect.

    However, it's unfair, because of the privacy. People need privacy to weep over their loved ones, and I think that is pretty important.

  • miss_vicky

    I think people will be happier knowing that there are steps being taken to prevent the possibility of someone vandalizing their loved ones grave marker over the one or two people sitting at a desk, probably at night any way, watching over the cemetery.