Late state trooper honored on memorial wall in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ An Illinois trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored on a memorial wall in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park.

The State Journal-Register reports that friends, family members and colleagues of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story gathered Saturday in Springfield to add her name. The 34-year-old was killed in March when a semitrailer struck her while she was conducting a traffic stop near Freeport.

Attendees also included U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Separately, there are efforts underway to name a highway overpass in Jones-Story’s honor. State lawmakers have approved a resolution to name the U.S. 20 overpass the “Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Memorial Overpass.”

Her husband, Robert Story, says he chose the overpass because it was in an area where his late wife often patrolled.

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The bill is HJR58.

Online: www.ilga.gov

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