- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A ceremony is being held to name a Buffalo-area bridge in honor of a New York state trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle three years ago.

The dedication ceremony for the Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Sr. Memorial Bridge is being held Thursday morning at Colvin Boulevard and Eggert Road in the town of Tonawanda, just north of Buffalo. A nearby span on Interstate 290 is being named in his honor.

The 43-year-old Dobson had pulled over a motorist along that stretch of I-290 in March 2011 and was writing a traffic ticket when he was fatally struck by a vehicle.

Local state legislators sponsored a bill naming the bridge for Dobson. They’ll be joined at Thursday’s ceremony by members of Dobson’s family and the New York State Police.

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