Officer Stephen L. Amos II = Dedicate the new 158 bridge in Forsyth County to his memory
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The family of WSPD Officer Stephen L. Amos II would like the new 158 bridge over the Northern Beltway dedicated in his honor. This bridge connects the community of Walkertown where Stephen lived and served to the City of Winston-Salem where he worked and served. NCDOT recently changed their naming rules and now naming a state bridge outside of an officers jurisdiction is no longer permitted. This bridge is approximately 2.5 miles from the WS city limits. Past policy would have allowed this request to be reviewed and processed.
This young man lost his life in the line of duty on February 28, 1995. Whether a First Responder is on or off duty they do not stop and ask if someone in need of assistance is within their jurisdiction when they need help. They simply help. For the State of NC to deny such a request is a slap in the face to his family, fellow department members and all First Responders that put their lives on the line everyday for every citizen of NC.
The family provide/raise all funds needed to the signage to avoid NC taxpayers incurring any costs.
This is not something that NCDOT has not approved in years past. Several state bridges in NC are named for local and state law enforcement officers outside of the jurisdiction they served. I understand rules and policies are put in place for reasons, however this is a law enforcement officer who gave his life serving and neither I, nor other family members, fellow officers and friends feel it is too much to ask this bridge be dedicated in his honor.
The family requests you sign this petition to let NCDOT know there is support for this bridge being dedicated in Stephen's memory.
Karen Amos Watson (Aunt of Stephen Levi Amos II)
To learn about the tragic event that began February 27, 1995 please view: https://www.odmp.org/officer/784-police-officer-stephen-levi-amos-ii
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