Bill to honor fallen UHP troopers with highway signs passes House

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  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    @ Trooper 55. Thank you for all you did as a peace officer.

    I also like the idea of the signs and like "one old man", I hope each fallen officer is on several signs throughout the state.

    I also applaud the Highway Patrol Assoc. for their efforts to relocate the crosses. I personally thought they were appropriate for honoring our fallen officers and will be pleased when they reappear.

  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    Feb. 24, 2012 7:13 p.m.

    I hope this bill does pass, because I believe that Fallen State Trooper should be honored for the life they gave in the line of duty. I am a retired State Trooper from the South and they do desevere the honor, they gave their life to protect the public. Well done on this bill, and if money is needed just leave us know and I would be honor to donate to this project.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 24, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    This seems like a good compromise. I hope there won't be only one sign in the state for each trooper. How about posting one of them on all those MOVE OVER signs?

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 24, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    A very emotional and appropriate way to honor these fine law enforcement officer but the real honor will be to see how the intent meets reality. As I've said before the concern here is how such a sign will be designed in such a way that can actually display such an honor and at the same time display to a likely rapidly passing motorist a safety message without the sign in and of itself becoming a traffic distraction and thus a hazard unintentionally. The only honored names I've seen successfully displayed are the singular huge signs on a roadway that has the name of the roadway that has been named after a person. Such signs are both guideposts as well as named-recognition honor. However, in my mind, I can't picture how any sign such as being describe here can do both. I've seen commercial signs like billboards or smaller sequential commercial signs that have sequential but related messages but I can't imagine how one, even moderately sized sign can replace those huge crosses that were clearly visible from the road but safely located away from nearby traffic and that could viewed with patience and real devotion off the roadway. If this Resolution passes, good-luck to the designer of these signs. It's seems like a really tough project regardless of how noble.