Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers and the family of former Pennsylvania Governor Raymond P. Shafer have announced that a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever vandalized the governor’s gravesite near Meadville last month.
The Shafer family listed the reward being offered as $2,500.
State Police at the Meadville station said Thursday they are continuing their investigation into the November 3rd incident at Saint John Cemetery on Mercer Pike in Union Township. Police say someone spray-painted the former Governor’s grave marker, and struck it with a metal object, and attempted to dig down to Shafer’s grave vault. One of the messages that was spray-painted on the grave was written in French.
Shafer was a Meadville native who served as Governor from 1967 to 1971. He also served as a president and a trustee at Allegheny College in Meadville. Shafer died in December, 2006 at the age of 89.