Back in December of 1968, a Schuyler County native and an Illinois State Trooper was tragically killed in the line of duty when an oncoming vehicle struck him while he was assisting a stranded motorist. A veteran who served his country in central Europe in World War II, the memory of Trooper Farrar was mostly lost to history until Lt. Brad Lacey, Commander, District 20 of the Illinois State Police, rediscovered his story. Lt. Lacey brought Senator Sullivan the idea of naming Highway 103 in Schuyler County the Trooper Floyd J. Farrar Memorial Highway as a way to commemorate the life and service of this local war hero and outstanding law enforcement officer.
“I can’t wait to see signs go up on Route 103 honoring Trooper Farrar for his life of service to this state and nation,” Sullivan said. “Trooper Farrar risked his life for his country and gave his life while helping others, and it’s my pleasure to help keep the memory of his contributions alive in western Illinois.”
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