Parts of two Twin Cities highways to be named for slain police officers

Newly-passed legislation calls for parts of two Twin Cities highways to be named in honor of Twin Cities law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bills this week.

In Maplewood, part of Hwy. 36 will be called “Sergeant Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway” to honor the Maplewood police officer who was shot and killed May 1, 2010, while responding to a carjacking. He was a 26-year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife and twin daughters.

In Mendota Heights, the section of Hwy. 149 (Dodd Road) from the interchange with I-494 to the intersection with Smith Avenue in West St. Paul, will be called the “Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway,” for the Mendota Heights officer killed July 30, 2014 while making a traffic stop on that section of road. A 19-year veteran, he is survived by his wife and two teenage daughters.

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