This Day in Norwood History- August 28

Norwood Cemetery Damaged by Vandals

Mon, Aug 28, 1939 – 3 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

NORWOOD, Aug. 28 (Monday)— Vandals caused damage of $1000 early today when they overturned and damaged about 16 headstones in the Highland Cemetery. Most of the damage was on one side of the cemetery bordering Winter st. The vandalism was confined to the Catholic section where many stones were knocked from their pedestals.

Police Chief William H. Sullivan requested the ser/ices of state police fingerprint men and Lieut. William Delnay was assigned to aid the investigation. Scores of persons visited the cemetery to view the damage. Two suspects were taken to police headquarters but were later released.

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