This Friday – US Route 20 Overpass Dedication and Processional In Honor of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — This Friday from the visitors center on US Route 20 to the US Route 20 overpass long lines of police and first responder vehicles will take part in a processional as part of a dedication to honor Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

At 1:00 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019 a dedication to name the Springfield Road overpass on US Route 20 will occur inside the Visitors Center.

Immediately following the dedication ceremony there will be a processional westbound on US Route 20 past the Springfield Road Overpass.

The public can view the procession from the Springfield Road Overpass.

Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. Route 20 near State Route 75 in Freeport.

She had stopped another tractor-trailer and was conducting an inspection of it when another truck ran off the road, striking her patrol car before striking her and the truck she was inspecting.

Trooper Jones-Story had served with the Illinois State Police for 12 years and was assigned to District 16 in Pecatonica.

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