The 9/11 Memorial Monument located near the Concho River was destroyed sometime this weekend and police are searching for the person(s) responsible for this disgraceful act.

courtesy SAPD

This monument, located right below the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on the hill going toward the Celebration Bridge, is very unique in that it is one of the few in the state of Texas that has a piece of steel that was acquired from the World Trade Center, Ground Zero in New York City. The piece of steel was stolen and the monument damaged.  The monument was dedicated Sept. 8, 2003 in memory of those who lost their lives on that terrible day of terrorism.

Several community events occurred over the weekend and Police believe someone in attendance may have witnessed the incident.

If you have any information about the suspect or the stolen item, please contact San Angelo Police at (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, tip online at, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the 24 Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.