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Section A: General News


Police say dogs destroyed cemetery flags


Police say dogs destroyed cemetery flags
More than 20 American flags that once stood alongside the graves of military veterans buried in the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville litter the ground after being recovered by groundskeepers. Police are blaming stray dogs for damaging the flags.


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August 29, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- Police here are blaming loose dogs for damaging more than 20 American flags in the Floresville City Cemetery near the corner of Paloma Drive and U.S. 181 Business here.

Detective George Ortiz of the Floresville Police Department said that on Aug. 8, a cemetery caretaker called police to report that he had found several damaged flags, which formerly were displayed at the graves of military veterans. A subsequent report prompted Floresville Patrolman John Muñoz to investigate further.

Ortiz said Muñoz witnessed dogs entering the cemetery and removing the flags, perhaps after being attracted by the flags blowing in the wind. The city’s animal control unit captured one of the dogs.

Virgil Russell and members of the Floresville Cemeteries Restoration Association worked for months to obtain the flags, which were donated in 2011 by area businesses.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 31, 2012 9:43am
 
I see several dogs roaming the streets with collars. Does Floresville have a leash law? If so how about some fat fines for those dog owners who let their dogs run free. Also at Pecan Park there is a sign stating no pets allowed ... More ›

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