An Orange Grove family is upset over what they said is a blatant disregard for their loved one's final resting place.
Work crews at Memorial Park Cemetery ran over graves and headstones Saturday, leaving deep trenches and even broken markers.
Christy Morrison and her son Blaine, who were out visiting their loved one's grave at Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, took a picture of the damages. Morrison said she was shocked when she saw the massive tractor tire tracks left all over not just her family member's grave, but other graves as well.
It's the kind of damage she said comes dangerously close to desecration.
"You would think that a vandal had done it," Morrison said. "And if a vandal had done it, something would be done about it. You wouldn't think that it would have been done by professional people."
"It made me feel very, very disappointed and sad," her son Blaine said.
What upsets Morrison and her family even more is that the graves and markers were still in disrepair on Tuesday, looking just as they did on Saturday when they visited and discovered the damage.
Jessica McDunn, corporate spokesperson for Memorial Park Cemetery, said they are very sorry for the damage caused, adding that recent rains have left the grounds soggy, making it difficult for their work crews to get around. She said that the areas affected will be re-sodded, and damage caused to any headstones or markers will be repaired.
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