Work is underway on a project to honor Iowa State Patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty. The effort involves memorial signs on roadway bridges.
Ten troopers have been killed in the line of duty in the patrol’s 77-year history. Iowa State Patrol Colonel Patrick Hoye says the 10 signs will be installed this summer.
“I just think it’s a very fitting tribute for those who have given their lives,” Hoye said. “These were troopers who were out protecting the highways and will now be remembered as you travel down the highway.” The signs will be over six feet wide and three feet high.
“We tried to find a location close to where the trooper was killed,” Hoye said. The bridge signs will feature the State Patrol shield along with the trooper’s name. The signs are being paid for by various associations within the Iowa State Patrol.
See more information about the 10 troopers killed in the line of duty: www.iowatroopers.com/about-us/fallen-heros.html