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FHP is dedicating roads to troopers who have died

Published: Nov. 30, 2020 at 6:33 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - This week the Florida Highway Patrol is honoring the lives of troopers who died in the line of duty.

Tuesday, a 5-mile stretch of I-75 starting at the Alachua exit will be dedicated to Master Sergeant William Bishop. In June 2017 while responding to a crash just north of Alachua, Bishop was hit by a vehicle.

Wednesday, another stretch of road will be dedicated.

On US Highway 19 in Dixie County the area near County Road 351 A will be named in remembrance of Patrolman Royston Walker. In August 1936, Walker was shot and killed while trying to perform a traffic stop.

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