Parts of Highways Dedicated to Fallen Troopers

By Beacon Staff

State officials plan to dedicate portions of highways in the Kalispell area to three Montana Highway Patrol troopers killed in crashes in the line of duty.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Department of Transportation Director Jim Lynch and Highway Patrol Col. Mike Tooley plan to gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 2 near the Glacier Park International Airport entrance for the dedication.

Trooper David Graham died in October 2007, Trooper Evan Schneider died in August 2008 and Trooper Mike Haynes died from injuries sustained in a crash in March 2009.

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