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I-81 bridge named in honor of Va. trooper slain in 1989, dedication ceremony to be held Monday

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LEXINGTON, Virginia — An Interstate 81 bridge in Rockbridge County is being named in honor of a Virginia State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty in 1989.

A dedication ceremony for the Master Trooper Jerry L. Hines Memorial Bridge will be held Monday at the Jerry L. Hines Readiness Center in Lexington.

The 48-year-old Hines was fatally shot on Feb. 20, 1989 during a traffic stop on I-81.

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