Sebastian Parents Find Their Child’s Memorial Bench Torn Apart

Parents find child's memorial bench torn apart at Easy Street Park in Sebastian, Florida.
Parents find child's memorial bench torn apart at Easy Street Park in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – A Memorial Bench for Jacob Ryan Sandford, who passed away August 25, 2012, was found in pieces earlier this week at the Easy Street Park in Sebastian.

The family received a phone call from their neighbors, who told them they found their son’s memorial bench lying in pieces.

“What piece of sh** would do this to another person’s child’s memorial,” Jacob’s stepmom, Shirley-Anne Morgan Reul, asked Sebastian Daily.

Friends and family helped the family raise money for the bench. They are hoping that it will be back up soon.

Easy Street Park in Sebastian, Florida.
Easy Street Park in Sebastian, Florida.
Memorial Bench
Memorial Bench

“I hope the City of Sebastian can put it back together again. The pieces are all there, but the special screws are missing,” Shirley stated.

“Jacob, lived in MI, so this was a special place for him,” she added.

Sadly, this is not the first bench that has been vandalized in Sebastian.

UPDATE: The City of Sebastian repaired the bench Wednesday and put it back in its place.

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About Tina Hodges
Tina Hodges moved to Sebastian with her family in 1980 and has lived in the area ever since. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years before she became a full-time travel writer. Tina joined Sebastian Daily in 2016.