- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Salem City Council is considering naming a street after an officer who was injured when a driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/bbuDBB ) that the street would be named Burright Lane SE and is being built at the new Oregon State Police complex.

Sg.t John Burright was injured Sept. 4, 2001 when he and officers Maria Mignano and Jason Hoerauf were assisting a car stuck on Interstate 5. The three officers were struck when a motorist fell asleep at the wheel.

Mignano and Hoerauf died of their injuries. Burright survived and was permanently disabled.

Mignano has a street named for her, Maria Mignano Boulevard, near the Marion County Jail and both Mignano and Hoerauf’s names are included on the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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