Police Identify Person Who Repeatedly Vandalized Marine’s Memorial As 14-Year-Old Boy

Glastonbury Police Department / Facebook

For the past few weeks, the Glastonbury Police Department has been searching for a person or group of people who have repeatedly vandalized a fallen marine’s memorial at the Bell Street end of the Addison Bog multi-use trail.

The memorial was in honor of Sgt. David Coullard, a US Marine Corps sniper who was killed in Iraq in 2005. He was a beloved Glastonbury, Connecticut resident.


GPD said, “Three flags were torn from their posts, two benches were knocked over, and the large granite monument was knocked over and damaged.” The vandalism occurred on multiple occasions.


After asking the public for help in identifying who could have done this, Glastonbury Police Department announced on social media that they found the person responsible for all the vandalism – a 14-year-old boy.

Based on evidence gathered and witness statements, GPD has identified a single 14 year old male juvenile from Glastonbury who was responsible for the damage on multiple occasions,” the police department wrote on Facebook. “We anticipate restitution will be made so Sgt. Coullard’s memorial can be restored to its original condition.”

The department also thanked everyone who helped offer assistance and cleaned up the memorial after each incident.


Because the boy is under age, they have not released his name.

Watch the video below of Sgt. David Coullard’s mother talking about him below.

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