Senate Approves Bill to Name 290 Bridge in Memory of Trooper Dobson
Albany, NY (WBEN) The Senate approved a bill to honor a fallen trooper with a bridge named in his memory. The Assembly must still approve the bill.
State Senator Tim Kennedy sponsored the bill to name the 290 bridge that crosses Route 425 in Trooper Kevin Dobson's memory. Trooper Dobson was struck and killed by a vehicle on the I-290 during a traffic stop in March 2011.
“Trooper Kevin Dobson was forever committed to his duty to protect and serve our community. He went above and beyond, always working hard to keep our roads and neighborhoods safe,” said Senator Kennedy. “In the days and months since his life was tragically taken in the line of duty, our community has sought ways to commemorate his service and sacrifices. The designation of the ‘New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge’ will serve as a reminder for all Western New Yorkers that our highways were made safe by Trooper Dobson and his brothers and sisters in uniform. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Trooper Dobson’s family and friends, and we thank all those who have dedicated their lives to law enforcement.”
The bill was co sponsored by Senators Mark Grisanti, Patrick Gallivan and MIchael Ranzenhofer.