LOCKPORT – Repairs will be made to a memorial bench dedicated to a fallen Lockport soldier after vandals damaged it Friday night, Lockport police report.

The bench in the Ulrich Center on Main Street honors the memory of Army Pfc. Albert R. Jex, a 2003 Lockport High School graduate who was killed along with four others when a suicide bomber attacked their convoy Feb. 9, 2009, in Mosul, Iraq.

Police said the bench was taken to Orleans Monument Co. for repairs by David J. Mongielo of Day Road, a neighbor of Jex’s mother, Cathy MacFarlane. Orleans Monument Co. constructed the bench.