Eagle statue stolen again from yard of veteran

For the second time in three years, Ed Annon’s handcrafted eagle statue was stolen from his yard on Unaweep Avenue.

Annon recently submitted a You Said It comment to The Daily Sentinel, reporting the eagle missing in the hopes that someone would have information about the stolen statue.

“I had my bald eagle statue stolen from my front yard (in 2010) and returned to me by the sheriff’s office. Now, it’s sad to say that my eagle has once again been stolen from my yard (on the night of June 6) ... the eagle post and cement was all taken. It’s a shame that someone took this patriotic item sitting under the American flag, representing all veterans. Hope this makes you feel good,” Annon wrote.

In September 2010, Annon’s statue went missing and was reported to the Grand Junction Police Department. Annon also submitted a comment to The Daily Sentinel, addressed to the You Said It column, once before. It was published in the Sept. 19. 2010, edition.

That comment read: “To the person who stole my eagle statue from my yard on Unaweep Avenue: As a veteran, I made this eagle and was proud to have it in my yard. I enjoyed the eagle very much and hope someday you will be ashamed.”

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was able to reunite Annon with his beloved statue because of the comment in 2010.

Annon said he is baffled by the most recent theft.

“I don’t know if it was pranksters or people who don’t believe in stuff like this,” Annon said. “It’s just something proud to have in the yard. Being a veteran, it means a lot to me.”

Annon said whoever took the eagle should feel remorse, but he hoped the eagle would turn up again.

“It’s awful someone would do something like that. You would think they’d respect (the statue), not destroy it,” Annon said.


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