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
WHERE: In front of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
920 S. Washington St.
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.