Memorial service and highway dedication to honor Tommy Martin

Memorial service and highway dedication to honor Tommy Martin

WHO:             State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)

                        State Rep. Adam Brown (R-Champaign)

                        Douglas County Sheriff Fred Galey

                        Laura Pitts, daughter of Tommy Martin

                        Gary Knight, former co-worker of Tommy Martin                       


WHAT:           State Senator Chapin Rose, State Rep. Adam Brown, several law enforcement officials from Douglas County, and friends and family of Tommy Martin will host a news conference announcing Route 45, as it passes through Douglas County between Pesotum and Tuscola, as the “Tommy K. Martin Highway,” as a tribute to the late Douglas County Chief Deputy who passed away in 2007 due to injuries sustained in the line of duty.


WHEN:          Friday, July 17

                        10 A.M.


WHERE:        In front of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

                        920 S. Washington St.

                        Tuscola, IL


Note: After the news conference, attendees/media are invited to drive Route 45 to where the Tommy K. Martin Highway sign will be unveiled.


Note: Rose was asked by the family to coordinate this release and send to the media.

Note: There will be a reception following the news conference and unveiling of the sign at the Douglas County Soil & Water Conservation Building, which is in front of the sheriff’s office.   

Chapin Rose

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