North Vernon Officers to be honored next week

A section of the U.S. 50 Bypass at North Vernon will be named “Officer Anthony Burton and Reserve Officer Lonnie Howard Memorial Highway” at a presentation next week. The Indiana Department of Transportation will unveil memorial signage at a ceremony on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m. in the south parking lot at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. The church is located at 3300 North State Road 3 along the U.S. 50 Bypass near the site where the officers were killed in 1993 following a standoff in which the suspect intentionally crashed his vehicle into a patrol car.

State Representatives Jim Lucas and Randy Frye will be joined by Mayor Mike Ochs, Police Chief James Webster, Pastor Adrian Krebs and INDOT personnel in addressing families of the fallen officers at Wednesday’s public event.

You are invited.