Teenagers confess to Onslow County Public Safety Memorial vandalizing

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Two teenagers confessed to vandalizing a county memorial that honors first responders killed in the line of duty.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office announced a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl graffitied anti-Christian phrases and symbols on the monument.

Churchgoers at Tar Landing Baptist Church reported the crime Sunday morning. The congregation shares a parking lot with the memorial.

The memorial was cleaned up Tuesday.

Fourteen names are currently on the sculpture of those who have died in service to the public.