O'Brien Introduces Bill to Rename Part of Route 7 After Fallen Trooper
May 3, 2019
Today, state Senator Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced the introduction of a bill to rename part of state Route 7 in Trumbull County as the “Patrolman James A. Fredericka Memorial Highway.”
“Patrolman Fredericka was a son of Trumbull County who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his fellow Ohioans,” said Senator O’Brien. “It is fitting that we should memorialize his contributions by renaming, in his honor, the very highway that was under his watch.”
Patrolman Fredericka, stationed in Warren, was responding to a crash on Route 7 on April 30, 1953 when he was involved in a traffic accident. He succumbed to his injuries eight days later. Fredericka was a WWII veteran and left behind his wife, two children and parents.
The bill memorializes the area near Fredericka’s final patrol, the north and southbound lanes of the Route 7 between state Routes 82 and 305. The legislation will soon receive a number and be assigned to a Senate committee for hearings.