Nothing is sacred in lawless Portland as cemetery statue honoring fallen soldiers toppled

PORTLAND, OR – With nothing left to destroy in the city and no space left to graffiti, lawless vandals in Portland went into the Lone Fir Cemetery and continued their destruction there.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is investigating a report of a statue toppled and vandalized in Lone Fir Cemetery this week.

Lone Fir, at 649 Southeast 26th Avenue, is a property owned by Metro. A Metro representative made an online police report on Friday, November 27, 2020, and the incident is under investigation.

According to the report, the vandalism happened sometime between 4:30p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and 7:30a.m. Thursday, November 26, 2020. A statue known as The Soldiers Monument was tipped over and painted.

Metro asked PPB to share the following statement with inquiring media, “We are aware of the vandalism that occurred two nights ago at Lone Fir Cemetery and are assessing the damages. The Soldiers Monument was heavily damaged and was removed yesterday for the safety of visitors.”

The attached photos of the damage were provided to PPB by Metro. If anyone has information about this crime, please reference case number 20-924462 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.