MONMOUTH. – State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville), Warren County law-enforcement officials and family members of slain Warren County Sheriff's Deputy George Darnell will be on hand for the dedication of Deputy George V. Darnell Memorial Highway north of Monmouth on Thursday.
This May, the Illinois Senate and House approved a resolution dedicating a one-mile stretch of U.S. Route 67 in Warren County to the memory of Darnell, who was killed in the line of duty in 1981.
Warren County Sheriff Martin Edwards and retired Sheriff Gary Higbee are expected to speak at the ceremony along with Sullivan.
The dedication is open to the public and the press.
Thursday, Aug. 7
10:30 a.m. (Members of the media can arrive early for equipment setup)
Intersection of U.S. Route 67 and 260th Avenue (northeast corner) – across from Spring Grove Cemetery Prairie Nature Reserve – 6 miles north of Monmouth
BACK-UP LOCATION (in case of rain):
Countryside Bible Church
824 245th Ave., Monmouth
Approximately 20-30 minutes