PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 1859, 2117
PRINTER'S NO. 2137
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, MELLOW, PILEGGI, RAFFERTY, ALLOWAY, ARGALL, BOSCOLA, BRUBAKER, COSTA, DINNIMAN, EARLL, ERICKSON, FARNESE, FERLO, FONTANA, GREENLEAF, HUGHES, KASUNIC, LOGAN, MUSTO, O'PAKE, ORIE, PIPPY, STACK, STOUT, TARTAGLIONE, TOMLINSON, WARD, WASHINGTON, WAUGH, D. WHITE, M. WHITE, MENSCH, WOZNIAK, YAW AND SCARNATI, APRIL 14, 2010
AS AMENDED ON SECOND CONSIDERATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, JULY 2, 2010
Designating Interstate Route I-84 84, within the borders of
Pennsylvania this Commonwealth, as the Fallen Trooper
Memorial Highway; and designating a bridge in Clarks Summit,
Lackawanna County, as the John E. Fitzgerald Memorial Bridge.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Legislative findings.
The General Assembly finds as follows:
(1) The Pennsylvania State Police, created by Governor
Samuel W. Pennypacker on May 2, 1905, became the first
uniformed police organization of its kind in the United
States and a model for other state police agencies throughout
(2) For more than a century, the Pennsylvania State
Police has forged a reputation for law enforcement
excellence, with its officers always prepared to give their
lives to save others.
(3) The core purpose of the Pennsylvania State Police is
to seek justice, preserve peace and improve the quality of
life for all.
(4) The core values of the Pennsylvania State Police are
honor, service, integrity, respect, trust, courage and duty.
(5) Each trooper swears to "be of service to anyone who
may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct
myself that the honor of the force may be upheld."
(6) On September 2, 1906, the first two Pennsylvania
State troopers were killed in the line of duty.
(7) No fewer than 93 Pennsylvania State Troopers have
given their lives to protect the citizens of this
(8) In order to honor the finest law enforcement agency
of its kind in the nation and its members that have made the
ultimate sacrifice, it is fitting that Interstate Route 84 be
officially designated as "Fallen Trooper Memorial Highway."
Section 2. Fallen Trooper Memorial Highway.
(a) Designation.--Interstate Route I-84 84, within the
borders of Pennsylvania this Commonwealth, is hereby designated
as the Fallen Trooper Memorial Highway.
(b) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the highway to
traffic in both directions.
Section 3. John E. Fitzgerald Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--John E. Fitzgerald was a civil engineer who
worked on the construction of the designated bridge and later
became the first superintendent of the Northeast Extension of
the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He served in that capacity for 13
years before retiring.
(b) Designation.--The bridge on the Northeast Extension
located in Clarks Summit, which crosses over Routes 6 and 11 in
Lackawanna County, is hereby designated and shall be known as
the John E. Fitzgerald Memorial Bridge.
(c) Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
and maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the bridge
to traffic in both directions on the bridge.
Section 3 4. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.