Portland firefighter memorial near Providence Park damaged by vandals

Some name plates of firefighters who died on duty were stolen from the David Campbell Memorial. Lanterns were shattered and Italian limestone was chipped.

PORTLAND, Oregon — A memorial honoring Portland firefighters in the line of duty was recently damaged and vandalized. The memorial has stood near Burnside in southwest Portland for almost 100 years.

The David Campbell Memorial has long been forgotten by many Portland residents, and instead been trashed and spray painted. This week, someone removed brass name plates of firefighters who gave their lives.

“It’s just senseless vandalism,” Don Porth, a retired Portland firefighter said.

The memorial is named

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