The Illinois Senator has honored a fallen western Illinois Police office by renaming a section of highway after him. South Jacksonville Officer Scott Fitzgerald died in the line of duty in March while responding to an emergency medical call.
Republican State Senator Sam McCann of Plainview:
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He also served with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, and Winchester and Bluffs Police Departments, was a past volunteer firefighter and member of the local 911 Board. A portion of Highway 267 between I-72 and Nortonville Road will be named in his honor.