Stretch of highway designated to honor slain trooper
Lansing – A stretch of mid-Michigan highway has been designated to honor a state trooper who was fatally shot during a 1982 traffic stop.
The bill to name a portion of U.S. highway 127 between Leslie and the Jackson County line for 28-year-old Trooper Craig A. Scott was signed in December by then-Gov. Rick Snyder, with the law taking effect Friday.
The father of three was shot Feb. 9, 1982 along the highway. Jessica Misch, who was 8 when he died, tells the Lansing State Journal her father “sacrificed everything for the state.”
Two men were convicted in his death.
Democratic state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., who sponsored the bill, says: “The most important thing we can do is remember those who served us and made the ultimate sacrifice.”