Section of Road Named in Honor of Fallen Firefighter

(DALLAS) – Signage designating a section of SR 309, located between SR 1026 in Luzerne County and SR 29 in Wyoming County, as the Edward L. Nulton Sr. Memorial Highway was unveiled on Monday, September 26, 2022, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).

Nulton, a Kunkle firefighter, was hit by a dump truck while directing traffic at an accident scene in Monroe Township, Wyoming County in 2018. Having never fully recovered from his injuries, he tragically died one year later.

The bill to honor Nulton with this designation was sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker and passed by the General Assembly last year. 

“A dedication such as this has a purpose beyond giving life to the name and memory of someone who contributed in exceptional and indispensable ways to public safety,” Senator Lisa Baker said. “It serves as a reminder of the tragic consequences when traffic safety laws and driving awareness are not adhered to, more powerful than the customary road signs.”

Senator Lisa Baker, Representative Karen Boback, Representative Aaron Kaufer, PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and Mr. Nulton’s family, friends and fellow Kunkle Fire and Ambulance volunteers came together to take part in Monday’s unveiling.

“You could always count on Ed to be here, ready and willing to serve those in need within our community,” Kunkle Fire Chief Jack Dodson, said.  “This highway designation will be a way in which we can continue to remember our courageous friend, whose presence is greatly missed.”


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