Senator Wants Part of Hiway 14 Renamed to Honor Trooper Steven Vincent
Louisiana Senator Dan Morrish along with a host of others, feels that a portion of La. 14 just east of Bell City needs to be renamed "Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent Memorial Highway." That's the portion of Hiway 14 where Trooper Steven Vincent was coldly gunned down while trying to offer assistance to the scum bag that killed him.
Morrish is certainly not alone in wanting to rename part of the highway since the bill has 105 co-authors in the House and 39 in the state Senate. He also has, no doubt, the full support of the public. I can't imagine anyone who would oppose such a bill for any reason.
According to Morrish:
"Just as in memory of Steven Vincent. That's the last road that he drove and to show our gratitude to the Vincent family and for his role and for what he's done for the people of this community,"
Morrish adds that the measure would have to be approved by both the House and Senate and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards before becoming law, but Morrish said it's vital the move also has the support of another key group - Vincent's family.
Morrish said if passed it would be up to DOTD to place appropriate signage along the highway. He expects it will become law by August 1, 2016. Morrish said his plan is to have an unveiling ceremony sometime this summer but those details have yet to be ironed out.