Zapata memorial highway bill advances

Mar 13, 2013

Credit WMUK

A bill on its way to the state House would rename part of I-94 in honor of a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer killed in 2011. M-Live Kalamazoo reports that the measure was unanimously approved by the state Senate Wednesday. It would name the 25-mile stretch of the freeway in Kalamazoo County as the “Eric Zapata Memorial Highway”.

 Zapata was shot while responding to a call. He’s the only police officer in the city’s history to be shot to death and only the second in the county since the 1860’s.