Revolutionary War Statue Decapitated

The William Crawford memorial was decapitated for reasons unknown.

The William Crawford memorial was decapitated for reasons unknown.

Revolutionary War Statue Of William Crawford Gets Decapitated

Bucyrus, OH – A statue of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel William Crawford was decapitated. The suspects has not been captured, so their motives are unknown, but it’s possible they believed that it was a Confederate memorial. Or maybe all statues are now racist.

Police are not sure of the exact date that the statue was vandalized, but it appeared undamaged and with its head intact in a photo that was taken one week ago, according to ABC6 On Your Side.  The head is still missing, and it is not known how it was removed.

The statue is located in front of the Crawford County Courthouse in Bucyrus, and the county is named after Colonel Crawford, according to the Telegraph-Forum.  It is in a niche on the left side of the Mansfield Street doors of the courthouse.

Crawford was a surveyor and a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and the French and Indian War. He was killed by Native Americans 79 years before the Civil War.

Attorney Joel Spitzer was talking with a contractor outside his office across the street from the courthouse about 12 PM on Friday when they both noticed the vandalized statue, and called police.

In a Facebook post, Spitzer said:

“This saddens me. I love my hometown. I don’t know much of the history of Col. Crawford, but for the fact that he was a surveyor and a soldier of the Revolutionary War and French and Indian War. Crawford County works so hard to keep things nice and the courthouse is an absolute gem…

I will pay $1000 to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of who did this!”

He said, “it’s actually quite shocking to see this in little old Bucyrus, where we really have little connection to what’s going on in the south… William Crawford was from the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War, so I thought he was fairly safe.”

Spitzer said it’s unclear whether the statue was damaged because of “political beliefs or by ignorance” but said he found it to be “a pitiful display of what someone thinks or feels that would have been better addressed through debate or discourse.”

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.  Sheriff Scott Kent said that investigators are still reviewing surveillance video.

  • Highest common denominator

    Did anyone think of the Simpsons? Or just me?

    • Robert E. Lee ca.

      Highest common denominator, I guess it was just you.

      • Highest common denominator

        yeah, probably.

  • Gobby

    Jeez I lobbed his head off in 2009…….and now they notice.

  • richard scalzo

    Now we know the morons don’t know the that. The two events are different.

  • Daniel Doolin

    That confirms what we already knew. Today people are so uneducated and ignorant that they know nothing of history and the true meanings of statues and memorials. I wish these jack legs would have just gotten some new games to play and stayed in their moms basement.

  • Herschell Bessent

    These morons have no clue about history an no clue about things that made this country great good bless America good bless president Trump..

  • dpk54

    This goes to show anyone just how IGNORANT AND STUPID these people really are!!! There was a time that a well-known mayor of a MAJOR city had to make a decision NOT to watch his city be torn apart by people just like this and he issued an order to LE………shoot to kill ALL looters and those threatening the well-being of the city and its residents. It worked……one needed only to watch how fast the rats scattered when they were confronted by those who simply would NOT allow them to destroy a city or its surroundings.
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  • dilligaf421

    It’s time to put a bullet in the head of anybody that pulls this crap

    • Just1Name

      Well, maybe not quite that far. I agree, something drastic needs to happen to get control. Soon.
      These ignorant apes need to be put in their place.
      No insult intended towards the apes.

  • dave

    So we don’t know what the motive was??? Are you kidding me? These acts of teriney have no motive, they are hate filled demons that want to instill fear by their violence!!. I thought Obama fixed all this hate in America, he only instilled it!!!

    • Just1Name

      BO, now backed by Soros, has caused more division than anyone, ever.
      Deliberately so.
      Divide & conquer. Bring in the 1 World Government, to control the ignorant, belligerent masses. The plan all along.
      Why Trump is so hated. B/C he’s Fully Against it.
      And has thrown a wrench in their system. Only temporarily, though.
      Unfortunately.
      People are so dumbed down at this point, they want Socialism & to be controlled.
      They will live to regret it.
      Big time.
      Oh well…….

  • 2 parrots and a dog

    It was destroyed because he was white.

  • William Black

    If the statue plaque defined his history, including the link to fighting indians then the answer is because he helped in their “extermination” .

  • Gregory Kesner

    I have a lot of family in Bucyrus and needless to say they are sickened by this. They feel that who ever did this needs to spend a long time in jail.
    Typical trash thugs. Spending too long in college smoking dope to bother learning a damn thing. Pisses me off. Wish I could have them for about a half hour. I would teach them some history they would never forget.

  • Christine Demetroff

    wow ISIS at work work in the States , OH yes forgot ISIS didn’t do it Ignorant stupid snowflakes did it ,Learn history ASS_O’S .. Now all statues are RACIST… shame on all of you idiots… This whole world going insane and MOST of the DAM GOV are letting idiots run loose… Better get people in to TEACH KIDS HISTORY,, Not how to be bigots racist and FUC**** CRY BABY basement dwellers

    • Just1Name

      Sadly, they & their woefully ignorant, hate filled ilk, will be the death of America.
      Can’t wait for God to put every single loser one of them in their place, where they belong.
      Just desserts.

  • Sherie S Litteral

    I hope you catch him or her and put them in jail!

  • Just1Name

    They need to put cameras at EVERY site & memorial, so they can see who the Ignorant haters are.
    They’re so simple, easy & affordable now, there’s really no reason not to utilize them.

  • Wayne Wong

    Wow, this Antifa people proved themselves more aggressive, violence than Alt-right, they are almost on pair with KKK.