Reward offered in Shiloh Park sign thefts

Three location identification signs have been stolen from Shiloh National Military Park Over the last two weeks, the park said Wednesday.
On Aug. 5, rangers discovered that the sign marking the location of the “Bloody Pond” had been pried from its mounting post. On Aug. 19, the sign marking the “Pittsburg Landing” location was reported as missing, and on Aug. 21 the “Larkin Bell Field” sign was taken.
“All of the signs, markers, monuments, and other items that are a part of Shiloh National Military Park are protected by federal law, and the penalties associated with stealing or defacing these are quite severe” said park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “Our primary role in managing the National Parks is to protect the resources of the park. When someone commits a crime such as this, it is an affront to the sanctity of this battlefield and to every American who cares for the parks. The National Park Service will prosecute such acts to the fullest extent of the law.”
Park officials say an active investigation is underway are asking the public to provide information to help identify the suspects.
The Friends of Shiloh National Military Park organization is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of anyone who committed these crimes, according to a statement from Shiloh Park.
Contact Chief Ranger Stacy Allen at 731-689-5275 with information. Anonymous tips can be emailed to: [email protected]

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