Bill to Rename Trumbull County Highway After Local Fallen Trooper Set to Become Law
State Sen. Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today the passage of a bill that includes a provision from his office to rename Route 7 between routes 82 and 305 in Trumbull County the “James A. Fredericka Memorial Highway.”
“I am glad to have been able to honor the life and memory of former Ohio State Trooper Fredericka,” said O’Brien. “Patrolman Fredericka was a native son of Trumbull County who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his fellow Ohioans.”
Patrolman Fredericka, stationed in Warren, was responding to a traffic crash on Route 7 in Trumbull County on April 30, 1953 when he was involved in a traffic crash and later died from his injuries.
House Billl 276 renames several highways and bridges in honor of public servants, law enforcement officials and fallen soldiers. The bill now goes to Governor DeWine for his anticipated signature. Signs designating the honorary highway name change are expected to be erected by the Ohio Department of Transportation in the coming months.
Additional information about HB 276 can be found here