Stretch of Highway to Honor Fallen Officer

6 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 01 2013 Nov 1, 2013 Friday, November 01, 2013 4:21:52 AM CDT November 01, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

LEADWOOD (AP) - A stretch of roadway in eastern Missouri has been designated in honor of a fallen police chief.

The Daily Journal in Park Hills reports that a one-mile section of Highway 8 in Leadwood will honor former Police Chief Jerry Hicks.

Hicks died in December 2011 from head injuries he suffered when his patrol car slid on ice and struck a tree. He was 69.

Private donations will pay for a sign marking the stretch of highway. Leadwood police and Backstoppers of St. Francois County are seeking to raise around $2,500 for the signage.

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