Hottinger Honors Fallen Chief Steven Eric DiSario in Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony
November 2, 2018
A sign has been placed on Route 40 in the Village of Kirkersville, honoring the life of Police Chief Steven "Eric" DiSario.
COLUMBUS – State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today joined local law enforcement and members of the DiSario family in unveiling a memorial highway for fallen Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario.
Chief Eric DiSario was killed on May 12, 2017 after responding to a call of a man with a gun at the Pine Kirk Care Center, a nursing home in Licking County. The shooter also killed two nursing home employees, Marlina Medrano and Cindy Krantz, before taking his own life. Chief DiSario joined the Kirkersville Police Department only three weeks prior to the incident.
Senator Hottinger sponsored the highway memorial initiative that was part of House Bill 347. Under the initiative the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 40, within the Village of Kirkersville, will be designated as the “Kirkersville Chief Steven “Eric” DiSario Memorial Highway."
“I am honored to stand with the DiSario family and local law enforcement today to unveil this memorial highway which will ensure that Chief DiSario’s legacy and sacrifice will always be remembered,” said Hottinger. “The sign will forever serve as a reminder of his heroic service to the local community.”
Chief Eric DiSario was 38 years old and is survived by his wife and six children.