Girard council considers renaming bridge for slain officer


Staff report

GIRARD

City council will consider legislation at its next meeting to rename the Girard-McDonald viaduct bridge after Girard police officer Justin Leo, who was killed while responding to a call Oct. 21, 2017.

State Rep. Glenn Holmes of McDonald, D-63rd, who was in attendance at Monday’s meeting, proposed the renaming as part of a broader initiative with Robert Marino, the sergeant at arms for the Disabled American Veterans Center, to honor fallen veterans through memorial designations.

Also, council announced it would accept applications for a new 3rd Ward council member between today and 3 p.m. Jan. 17. The position was briefly filled by Fran Wilson after former Councilman Keith Schubert resigned in September because he was moving out of the ward.

Interested applicants must be 18 years old, a registered voter and a ward resident.

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