Highway 23 renamed in honor of Tom Decker this week
An 11-mile stretch of Highway 23 from Richmond to
Wakefield Township will officially be designated as the "Officer Tom Decker
Memorial Highway" Thursday in honor of the slain Cold Spring officer.
Governor Dayton signed a bill designating the highway name in April. Police
Chief Phil Jones says Officer Decker drove that stretch of road thousands of
times and that's what he considered his beat. Decker was shot and killed
last November while responding to a call. The investigation into his death