COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A bridge over the Chattahoochee River was dedicated Wednesday to a Georgia State Patrol trooper killed in the line of duty.
The ceremony was held at the bridge on South Cobb Drive and James Jackson Highway. The bridge is located on the Cobb County-Fulton County line, and was an area that Trooper Chad LeCroy patrolled.
In December 2010, Trooper LeCroy was gunned down after an attempted traffic stop and chase in northwest Atlanta. LeCroy approached the vehicle and was shot in the neck. He died on the way to the hospital. The man accused of shooting LeCroy, Gregory Favors, remains behind bars.Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5
A sign designating the bridge as the "Trooper Chadwick T. LeCroy Memorial Bridge" was revealed during the ceremony.
"Every time we drive over this bridge and look at the sign, we remember one of our fallen own that did a fantastic job. So it's a, it means a lot to us," said Public Service Commissioner Mark McDonough.
Family members, friends, and fellow troopers were present during the ceremony.