The bronze veteran’s plaque was stolen from the gravestone of Paul Wilson, who died at the age of 20. The plaques of four veterans were stolen and 12 were damaged as a thief or thieves tried to remove them from the backs of the gravestones in the DeMotte Cemetery sometime in January.


Sometime in January, vandals stole bronze grave plaques honoring veterans from cemeteries in and around DeMotte. Although the DeMotte Police Department alerted area scrap yards about the thefts, they still have no information to implicate the thief or thieves. Read the full story in the print edition or by subscribing to the e-edition.