Some bridges and a traffic circle could be named in honor of Yorkers who lost their lives in the line of duty after a measure authored by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, unanimously passed the state House last month.
The bill, which must pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Tom Corbett to become law, would make the following designations.
•The bridge on Hanover Road, near its intersection with Lake Road in Spring Grove, as the Cpl. Luke S. Runyan Memorial Bridge. Runyan, a 2004 graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, was a U.S. Army corporal killed in action in Iraq in February 2008.
•The traffic circle on State Route 116 at Hanover Road and Roths Church Road in Spring Grove would be known as the Officer David D. Tome Memorial Circle. Tome was a Spring Grove graduate and Northern York County Regional Police officer. The 31-year-old was investigating a fatal crash in October 2008 when he was struck by an SUV and killed.
•A bridge on State Route 116 in Spring Grove would be known as the Cameron J. Stambaugh Memorial Bridge. Pfc. Cameron Stambaugh, 20, was one of the six NATO service members killed July 8, 2012, when an armored vehicle he was in was demolished by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
•A bridge on Canal Road between Intermediate Avenue and Municipal Drive in Dover would be known as the Zachary R. Clouser Memorial Bridge. A 2005 graduate of Dover Area High School, U.S. Army Spc. Zachary Clouser was killed in Adhamiyah, Iraq, on July 18, 2007, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.
•The bridge on State Route 74 between Drawbaugh Avenue and Mill Alley, Dover, would be known as the Sgt. Brett E. Walden Memorial Bridge. Walden, 40, died in Rubiah, Iraq, on Aug. 5, 2005, when a civilian fuel truck collided with his military vehicle while he was performing a convoy mission.
Awaiting a vote in the House is a second measure, written by state Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus, to name a new bridge at the Loganville interchange of Interstate 83 in Springfield Township the Rodney P. Miller Memorial Bridge. Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller was 45 years old when he killed in the line of duty April 27. Police said an alleged drunken driver struck him as he was directing traffic at the scene of a crash on Interstate 83 near the Glen Rock exit.