- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A memorial marker on Interstate 90 is now honoring a fallen Montana Highway Patrol trooper more than 60 years after his death.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1NSxU1p ) that the memorial marker commemorating Trooper James Anderson, who was struck and killed by a vehicle in 1954, was unveiled Tuesday near the eastbound Jackson Creek exit.

Anderson’s grandson, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Anderson, attended the ceremony with his family, which includes a long line of James Andersons. He said the sign gives them an opportunity to remember where the first James Anderson in the family died.

The sign features Anderson’s name and badge number alongside the Montana Highway Patrol symbol.

The driver who hit Trooper Anderson was convicted of manslaughter.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com


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