Bill would amend Michigan Memorial Highway Act, memorialize Trooper Craig Scott

LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) today introduced Senate Bill 775, a bill that would allow for a portion of U.S. Highway 127 to be renamed the “Trooper Craig Scott Memorial Highway.”

In 1982, Scott, 28, was shot and killed in the line of duty after stopping a vehicle for speeding in Ingham County. He had been a member of the Michigan State Police for four years, and had served for three years in the U.S. Military Police Corps, the uniformed law enforcement branch of the U.S. Army.

“It’s important that we honor the memory and sacrifice made by this trooper and his family,” Sen. Hertel said. “It was 34 years ago today that Trooper Scott paid with his life. We need to make sure the sacrifices of those sworn to protect us are never left forgotten.”

The legislation would memorialize Scott from Exit 56 (Bellevue Road – Leslie) south to the Jackson County line.