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.