Illinois police launch new safety campaign in honor of Kyle Deatherage

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -Illinois State Police are launching a holiday safety enforcement campaign on Tuesday in memory of fallen trooper Kyle Deatherage.

“Operation Kyle” will have troopers on Illinois highways, looking out for speeders, drunk or distracted drivers, and people not wearing seat belts.

It was one year ago that trooper Deatherage was struck and killed by a tractor trailer, while conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of northbound I-55 near Litchfield.

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