LANSING — State Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian, has launched laws to rename a part of West Beecher Road (M-34) after an area police officer killed within the line of obligation.
The invoice, Home Invoice 6229, goals to rename a portion of the freeway starting with the intersection with South Essential Road, west to the South Madison Road intersection, as “Patrolman Bobby Lynn Williams Memorial Freeway.”
Williams, 28, started serving with the Adrian Police Division simply two years previous to being shot at 6 a.m. on June 30, 1975, after stopping a automobile that had been concerned in a theft and kidnapping of a gasoline station attendant. Previous to succumbing to his accidents, Williams was capable of return hearth and strike the automobile, forcing the shooter to desert it. The shooter was apprehended and sentenced to life with out parole.
“Patrolman Williams was serving bravely to maintain his group and fellow residents secure when he made the final word sacrifice — abandoning his spouse and son,” Kahle stated in a information launch Tuesday. “We should proceed to honor and respect the sacrifices our courageous first responders make after they placed on their uniform every day.”
The honorary naming of bridges and highways within the state was enacted by the Michigan Memorial Freeway Act of 2001.