Bridge to be Renamed after Sgt. May
The Hartmann Run Road Bridge will soon be named after Sgt. Todd May.
Monongalia County commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday to rename the bridge in Sgt. May’s honor, who died in February during a police pursuit in Pennsylvania.
State highway officials had to sign off on the plan before commissioners could approve the renaming of the bridge.
“We’re happy about any accolades and acknowledgement that Todd has gotten,” Sheriff Al Kisner said. “It’s just more appreciation of what he did for the community.”
May was killed after being hit head-on during a police chase in Greene County, Pa. on Feb 18. Jerod Green, of Morgantown, is awaiting trial in Greene County on charges of first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and numerous other counts.
Deputies involved in the chase have testified that Green appeared to speed up and intentionally slam head-on into Sgt. May’s cruiser along I-79 southbound.
Kisner said he tries not to think about May’s death, but he certainly remembers May’s personality and wit.
“I try not to dwell on it, but we always want to remember Todd,” Kisner said. “We think about the times he said funny things and made us laugh. That’s what we like to talk about a lot.”
The county currently owns the bridge, but the state will take over within the next three years, commissioners said. At that time, the state Legislature will have to approve the name of the bridge. Kisner and county commissioners say they expect the bridge’s name to remain the same.
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