Bill Honoring Slain Officers Sent to Governor Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota roads could soon be named after police officers killed in the line of duty.
The state House voted unanimously Thursday to memorialize Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick and Maplewood Sgt. Joseph Bergeron. The Senate already signed off on the move, so the bills now head to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk.
Bergeron died five years ago while investigating a carjacking call. Patrick was killed during a traffic stop last summer. The suspects in both killings are now either dead or in prison.
Lawmakers want to name the Mendota Heights road Patrick lived on after him. The other bill would memorialize Maplewood's Highway 36 in Bergeron's name. The House held a moment of silence for both men before passing the bills.