GAYNDAH HERO MEMORIAL VANDALISED
THE Gayndah community is “disgusted” after vandals damaged a memorial erected for 21-year-old Sapper Jacob Moerland, who died serving his country in Afghanistan.
Damage to the memorial at the
Gayndah Skatepark was reported to police on Monday. Officer-in-charge Sergeant Don Auld said it has been the target of similar damage in the past.
Sergeant Auld said a representative of the RSL told police the memorial was erected at the skate park because of the soldiers’ love of skating and
that it was “deeply offensive” to be so disrespectful to such an important local shrine of remembrance.
Taking to Facebook, Gayndah veteran Craig Fothergill said “the Veteran Community is disgusted at the needless vandalism done to the memorial of a young Gayndah Sapper
who gave his life for his country.”
On Sunday night, lights along the Gayndah Riverwalk were deliberately damaged by vandals, as well as to Gayndah State School sprinklers and a private citizen’s light nearby.
Report information to 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.