This is a news story from the Sept. 26, 2006 Tomahawk Leader, but we feel it is worthy of public comment:
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after the family of a Merrill solider killed while serving in Iraq reported a theft Sunday afternoon.
Family members of PFC Grant Dampier held a fund raiser Saturday at Rock Island Resort on State Road 107 in the town of Merrill. The goal of the event was to raise funds to establish a war memorial in a Merrill city park.
When the Dampier family returned to Rock Island Sunday morning, they found numerous items had been stolen from an outside tent, that included food, cups, plates and raffle prizes which were not immediately claimed. The loss is more than $400.
Also stolen was a four-foot-by-six-foot banner that was made by the Budweiser Corp. with Dampier’s picture and the words, “Remembering SPC Grant Dampier.”
Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department at 536-6272 or Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 536-3726 or 1-800-222-TIPS.