The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) that would designate I-84 from Lackawanna County to the PA/New York state line as the “Fallen Trooper Memorial Highway.”
Baker said the designation would honor PA State Police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the safety and security of the Commonwealth.
“The 93 troopers who gave their lives for the protection of the Commonwealth deserve to be officially honored and remembered for their service,” Baker said. “The designation of I-84 as the “Fallen Trooper Memorial Highway” is a way we can publicly recognize their sacrifice and extend our thanks and appreciation to the surviving members of their families.”
Senate Bill 1320 is supported by both the PA State Police and the PA State Troopers Association.
The PA State Police, created by Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker on May 2, 1905, became the first uniformed police organization of its kind in the United States and a model for other state police agencies throughout the nation.
Contact: Aaron Shenck