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Ceremony to unveil sign to rename portion of U.S. 127 after fallen trooper

Posted: 8:21 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 08:21:00-04
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LESLIE, Mich. — A ceremony to unveil a traffic sign naming part of U.S. 127 after a Michigan State Trooper killed in the line of duty on Friday, Sept. 20.

U.S. 127 from Exit 56 in Ingham County south to the Jackson County line was renamed "Trooper Craig A. Scott Memorial Highway" on Mar. 29.

Senator Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, introduced Senate Bill 940 to rename the highway after Trooper Scott.

Former Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill into law in December.

According to Michigan State Police, Scott was shot and killed on Feb. 9, 1982, while conducting a traffic stop on that portion of U.S. 127.

Scott was 28-years-old.

The two men who killed Scott were sentenced to life in prison, according to MSP.

Sen. Hertel will host a ceremony to unveil the traffic sign naming the portion of highway after Trooper Scott.

Nate Johnson, president of the Michigan State Police Troopers Association, Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, Scott's widow, Lydia Amaya, and friends and family of Trooper Scott will attend.

The ceremony is happening at 4176 Churchhill Road near U.S. 127 in Leslie at 11 a.m.

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