Person destroys fallen soldier’s memorial bench

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Police in Lockport are looking for the person who destroyed a memorial bench dedicated to a man who died serving our country.

Army Specialist Albert Jex, a Lockport resident, was killed in February 2009 by an I.E.D. during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 23-years-old.

A bench was dedicated in his memory on Locust Street near the intersection of Walnut Street.

Sometime during the early morning hours this past Saturday, a person destroyed the bench.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 433-7700 or leave a confidential tip by calling 439-6707. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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