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Officer Slot remembered two years later

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Trevor Slot Memorial

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot was honored Saturday for his sacrifice two years ago on I-96.

He died trying to stop bank robbers on a high-speed chase.

A memorial ceremony took place at the Walker Police and Fire Memorial Park Saturday afternoon.

Two years ago, Officer Slot was putting out spike strips on I-96 near Marne to stop two bank robbers, when they hit him with their vehicle. He is now the first Walker public safety employee to have his name engraved for paying that sacrifice.

Walker Police Chief Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom says she hopes the stretch of highway he died on will soon bear his name.

"Hopefully it will make a difference for the entire community.  I can tell you there's not a single time I drive that stretch of road I don't think of him. And I'm sure the community does too," said Chief Garcia-Lindstrom.

A bill to rename I-96 from Fruitridge to 16th Avenue to "Officer Trevor Slot Memorial Highway" passed the state house, and is now before the Senate.

Walker Police plant to hold an annual service the second weekend of October in Slot's memory.

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