As everyone knows over the last two weeks protest have lead to destruction and threats of Confederate Monuments all throughout the country and even Revolutionary War Monuments. I was told today even Post "War Between the States" sites and monuments are being targeted. We at the CCBPA have a Zero tolerance policy on this and will ensure that every site and monument we can is protected weather it be Confederate or Union Monuments. When we are seeing Graves being destroyed this is also to the utmost disrespect. In Richmond, VA the Governor is calling for Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Monument that has stood since the late 1800's to be removed. This is a slap in the face to all Americans. The removal of any historical monument is unacceptable.
If you observe, hear or have proof by camera of any vandalism please call the Craven County Sheriff's Department or call me and I will handle matters as well.
Sheriff Chip Hughes
1100 Clarks Road
New Bern, NC 28562
It is satisfying to know for the Batcheldor's Creek area the Sheriff's Department is not to far down the road. Be expecting June's newsletter within the next week.