Section of I-59 named in honor of slain deputy

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.

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