JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has found a way to honor a deputy who died in the line of duty in 1997.
A section of Interstate 59 is now named after Deputy Henry Lloyd Brooks. The sign was unveiled between exits 135 and 136 on Thursday.
Brooks was an evidence technician. A drunk driver hit and killed him while he was processing evidence in a robbery on the interstate.
Representative Allen Treadway tells CBS42 he is working to get similar designations for other officers who were killed on the job.