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Byrne to present road renaming resolution

Byrne to present road renaming resolution Byrne to present road renaming resolution

State Sen. Gary Byrne, R-Byrneville, will present a road renaming resolution Tuesday in memory of Jacob T. McClanahan to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation.

Requested on behalf of the Corydon community and Harrison County Council and Board of Commissioners, Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 would rename a stretch of S.R. 135 after McClanahan between School Lane and north toward Palmyra.

“Between the continuous support my office is receiving for this proposal and the many benefits hosted in memory of Jacob, it is apparent his service ran deep and was well-valued by the community,” Byrne said.

Born and raised in Corydon, McClanahan worked for the Harrison County Highway Dept. and served as a firefighter for Harrison Township FD and Leavenworth, New Middletown and Ramsey Volunteer Fire departments.

McClanahan was assisting a Palmyra police officer with a stranded motorist and died after being shot by the motorist.

“After speaking with Jacob’s family and many others who knew him, I will not forget their emphasis on his genuine selflessness for the community,” Byrne said. “This is why I am honored to spearhead this resolution until the stretch of S.R. 135 is renamed. May we never forget the sacrifice Jacob made to help Hoosiers in our community.”

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