The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

27 September 2009

Several Graves Vandalized at San Miguel Cemetery

From the 12 September 2009 El Defensor Chieftain:

A family going to pay respects to one of their deceased relatives made a grim discovery - several gravesites at the San Miguel Church Cemetery had been vandalized.

The family members quickly reported news of the desecration to San Miguel's Father Andy Pavlak, who alerted city officials.

Among those first notified was Socorro City Councilor Peter Romero.

Romero, who serves on the city's Cemetery Committee, said a midweek tour of the damage revealed nearly a dozen broken or toppled tombstones and grave markers. In all, Romero said he counted 11 vandalized gravesites within the cemetery....

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DianaR said...

This sort of senseless destruction makes me so angry! I hope the people are caught AND I think they should be made to work on cleaning and caring for the whole cemetery...not to mention apologize individually and in person to all the families involved.

Robert Baca said...


I agree. Especially the apologizing part.