Several law enforcement agencies from both Pennsylvania and West Virginia went to Mt. Morris, PA to show their support for an Interchange dedicated in Sgt. Todd May's memory.
"This was the site of a tragedy two years, five months, and eighteen days ago," said Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner. "And now we hope when people pass this way we hope that and see this interchange named after him, it will bring back good memories of him that we have os many of."
Sgt. Michael Todd May was killed in the line of duty by Jerod Green, 36, during a police chase very close to the sign's location. Green was convicted earlier this year of third degree murder, homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and multiple other counts.
Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Solobay (D-46th District) added an amendment to House Bill 925, renaming the interchange in memory of May, after he was approached by a PA State Police Corporal.
"Often times people take things for granted," said Solobay. "Emergency service providers, whether it's fire, police, EMS. Kind of a soft spot for me because I'm a fire fighter for 35 years. I know the brotherhood/sisterhood there when someone is lost in the line of duty."
Pennsylvania State Representative Pam Snyder (D-50th District) was also key in getting the interchanged named in memory of Sgt. May.
The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, government officials, and law enforcement spoke directly to Sgt. May's parents and brother at the ceremony.
Kisner said he was touched to see the large turn out from both states.
"Boundaries mean nothing," Kisner said. "When something happens to one of us, it happens to all of us. To see the support that we've had through out this ordeal, it's really appreciated very much by not only us but Todd's family."
There are memorial signs at both the Interstate 79 South and North bound Mt. Morris on-ramps.