Alabama Cemetery May Get Camera System to Curb Vandalism

December 22, 2011

City officials in a south Alabama town are planning to vote on whether to install security cameras at a cemetery in hopes of preventing repeated acts of vandalism to headstones and vaults.

The Daphne City Council is set to vote Jan. 3 on the request for surveillance cameras at the cemetery next to the Old Methodist Church and Museum.

Doris Allegri, who oversees the cemetery and keeps its history, tells the Press-Register “we need all the help we can get.”

The headstone marking the grave of Probate Judge William H. Gasque had to be cemented back together and propped up after it was found knocked down and broken into three pieces earlier this year.

Large vaults have also been broken into repeatedly over the years.

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