TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/AP) – Three fallen Tampa Bay legislation enforcement officers are being remembered for his or her heroism and giving their lives on responsibility.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Invoice 1716 into legislation Friday, which designates parts of Tampa Bay roadways in honor of the three males.
“These have been males who put the protection of their communities above their very own security,” DeSantis mentioned.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Workplace Deputy Michael Magli died earlier this yr in a crash with a suspected drunken driver.
In his honor, the governor mentioned a portion of County Line Highway 611 between Keystone Highway and Forelock Highway will now be named Deputy Michael J. Magli Memorial Highway.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace Sergeant Brian LaVigne was one shift from retirement when a fleeing suspect “deliberately” crashed into his cruiser.
A portion of State Highway 60 between Interstate 75 and Philip Lee Boulevard will now be designated as Sergeant Brian LaVigne Highway, the governor mentioned.
Tampa Police Division Officer Jesse Madsen sacrificed his life through the use of his patrol automobile to defend different motorists from a suspected drunk driver that was touring the fallacious manner over 100 miles per hour.
The portion of Interstate 275 between E. Sligh Avenue and E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, based on DeSantis, will now be named Officer Jesse Madsen Memorial Freeway.
“Michael, Brian and Jesse have been the kind of males we’d like in legislation enforcement, the kind of males all of us hope would be the one to reach after we name for assist,” the governor mentioned. “We’re not going to overlook their sacrifices, we’re not going to overlook what they did to guard our communities.”
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri expressed his gratitude for the highway naming and hopes this effort will remind residents how necessary legislation enforcements are in holding their communities secure.
“This necessary invoice indelibly honors these fallen legislation enforcement officers and naming roads after them is necessary as a result of a hero remembered by no means dies. It’s typically said that we’ll always remember or that these cops who’ve given all of it won’t ever be forgotten and naming roads after these officers helps be certain that the phrase will not be merely a cliche and that these officers and their households are usually not asterisks that individuals take into consideration simply occasionally,” mentioned Gualtieri. “By naming of those roads and the location of dedications indicators, tens of hundreds of individuals might be reminded every day that Michael Magli, Brian LaVigne, and Jesse Madsen have been individuals. Folks with households who sacrificed for them and died defending others from evil.”
The spouse of Officer Magli, who was in attendance of the invoice signing, reiterated Gualtieri’s sentiments and hopes the dedication will encourage conversations of fond recollections for her household.
“Our households are nonetheless making an attempt to choose up the items of what’s left behind and for that once more, thanks. Thanks in your help. Thanks for the passing of this invoice. That in years to return, that we journey with our households, I can inform my women ‘We’re on daddy’s highway.’” mentioned Stephanie Magli.
Earlier within the day, the governor additionally signed a invoice that may enable ambulances to move injured legislation enforcement animals.