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Dinwiddie to Name Highway for Slain Trooper

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - Dinwiddie County's Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution naming a section of Interstate 85 in honor of a slain Virginia State Police trooper.

The resolution also must be approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

It calls for a section of I-85 southbound from the Route 703 overpass to the Brunswick County line to be named the "Master Trooper Junius Alvin Walker Memorial Highway."

Walker was fatally shot on I-85 in Dinwiddie County on March 14. Russell E. Brown of Chesterfield is charged with capital murder in Walker's death.

County Administrator Kevin Massengill tells The Progress-Index that Del. Rosalyn R. Dance suggested renaming the highway during Walker's funeral.

A county resolution is a quicker route than going through the General Assembly.

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