A 34-year-old Illinois State Trooper was killed in the line of duty has been honored on a memorial wall in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park.

The State Journal-Register reported that Trooper Brooke Jones-Story’s friends, family members, and colleagues gathered in Springfield on Saturday 20 July to add her name. She was killed in March when she was struck by a semitrailer while she was conducting a traffic stop near Freeport.

Attendees also included U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

In Jones-Story’s honor, efforts are underway separately to name a highway overpass. State lawmakers have approved a resolution naming the U.S. 20 overpass the “Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Memorial Overpass.”

Her husband, Robert Story, said he had chosen the overpass because it was in an area where his late wife often patrolled.

Categories: U.S. Illinois