Police in Southlake are investigating after a plaque at Frank Edgar Cornish IV Park was vandalized with racist remarks.
Investigators say someone etched racial remarks on the plaque located in the Southlake Town Square on Sunday. City workers quickly removed the plaque which will be replaced with a new one.
The park is named after Frank Edgar Cornish IV, who played in the NFL from 1990 until 1995, including some time with the Dallas Cowboys.
Cornish died in 2008 at his home in Southlake.
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The Mayor of Southlake Laura Hill posted these photos on her Facebook page saying...
"I was shocked and saddened to learn and see for myself what occurred in Frank Cornish park. The sign, which has already been taken down, will be replaced and our police department will investigate fully. There are cameras in our park which will hopefully catch the person responsible for this disgusting act. But the clear message I want to send is that this type of racist behavior has no place in Southlake, and no place in our society. I will not pretend this didn't happen here, it did and we are going to talk about it. Please talk to your families tonight let's all demand that racism won't be tolerated. We were honored to name this park after Frank Cornish to commemorate his legacy as a resident and volunteer. We were proud to call him our friend. We look forward to the day that the brand new park sign commemorating the day this beautiful park was dedicated takes its rightful place."
Southlake police say there are security cameras in the park, but they do not have any images or video to release at this time.