Veteran's Families Heartbroken over Stolen Markers

Published 07/18 2014 05:12PM

Updated 07/18 2014 06:33PM

July 18, 2014 - Hundreds of veteran's families in Warren County are heartbroken over their loved one's grave markers being stolen.

Various cemeteries have had veteran grave markers taken recently. County officials believe they were stolen to melt down the bronze and brass for money.

This prompted the county and veterans' affairs offices to offer a $5,000 reward for a tip that leads to an arrest and conviction.

This has been an issue in Warren County several times over the last five years.

The county will replace the stolen markers with aluminum ones to hopefully deter thieves.

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