Davenport Looking to Install Surveillance Cameras Around Cemetery to Stop Vandalism

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DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Davenport leaders are looking for a way to stop vandalism at the city's cemetery.

After discussing ways to bring an end to the vandalism, Davenport city officials are now hoping to install surveillance cameras around City Cemetery.

Dozens of damaged tombstones are marked throughout the cemetery. Within the last week alone, six tombstones have been damaged.

The cemetery is seen as a historic icon in downtown Davenport, with graves from before the Civil War.

Davenport Alderman Ray Ambrose is in support of the surveillance cameras.

"To come down and vandalize a cemetery, it`s disgusting and if a parent knew their child was down doing this they should be ashamed of themselves," Ambrose said.

Cameras could be installed by the end of summer.