SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) - A portion of State Highway 66 in Sapulpa
has been dedicated in honor of a police officer who died with his
father while responding to a call.
The ceremony marking a section of the road as the Officer Larry
W. Cantrell and Mr. Charles L. Cantrell Memorial Highway was held
Sunday. The 34-year-old officer was responding to a backup call
from another officer on July 30, 2005, when he died in an accident.
His 59-year-old was riding with him.
Larry Cantrell was the first Sapulpa officer killed in the line
of duty since the 1930s.
Fred Clark, the president of Sapulpa's Fraternal Order of Police
chapter, asked state Sen. Brian Bingham if a portion of the highway
could be dedicated to honor the Cantrells, and state Rep. Mark
McCullough later became involved with the effort.
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