Back on December 17, 2013 I reported for Tucsoncitizen.com that the JFK bust on a 5 foot tall pedestal at El Presidio Park (just west of the Pima County Courthouse) was stolen. Here’s an update on that bust which had been placed there in 1964 (after President Kennedy was assassinated) by the Pima County Democratic Party.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jason Ground, Communications Director
Date: March 31, 2013
Pima Dems Respond to Recovery of JFK Bust
TUCSON – Good news this evening from the Tucson Police Department; the bronze bust of former President John F. Kennedy stolen from El Presidio Park in December has been recovered. Local news reports the effigy, erected in 1964 to commemorate the President’s assassination, was found in a west side wash with some damage to the base.
PCDP Chair Don Jorgensen released this statement:
“We are please that the sculpture has been found. We will be happy to work with the City to restore the memorial.”