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Last month volunteers at the Ray County Museum noticed an unwanted surprise when they arrived at the Ray County Museum. Someone stole the American, state and POW/MIA flags that fly outside the museum located at 901 Royle St. in Richmond.
So far no one has been arrested in the case and at this time police do not have any leads and the flags have not been returned. The theft occurred in the overnight hours.
Museum Curator Karen Bush said security cameras were not able to pick up any activity.
Bush said the American flag was donated by the local VFW and Veteran’s Association and the POW/MIA flag was given to the museum by volunteer Rod Fields.
State Rep. Bob Nance secured a state flag for the museum.
Bush said those who donated flags were not happy about the situation. Bush wrote a letter to the editor after the incident. She said she received a lot of responses from curious and concerned citizens as she has made her way around town since the incident.
Anyone with information about the theft of the flags is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 816-776-5826.
Photo: The flags outside the Ray County Museum began flying again last week after thieves stole the flags last month. (Photo by Dennis Sharkey/The Daily News)