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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

Monday, August 20, 2012 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Two Eastern Iowa Bridges will be Named in Honor of Two Fallen Troopers

Coralville, IOWA --- This week, Troopers in eastern Iowa, along with members of the state legislature and officers from local law enforcement agencies, will pause to honor two Troopers who died in the line of duty. This Wednesday, a bridge traversing the Iowa river along I-80 westbound will be dedicated in honor of Trooper Allen Nieland. Additionally, a bridge along I-380 northbound crossing the Iowa River will be dedicated in honor of Trooper Harold DeGear.

Members of the public are invited and welcome to attend the dedication ceremony as a show support for those who serve and protect Iowa communities.

WHAT: Dedication of two bridges in honor of Trooper Allen Nieland & Trooper Harold DeGear
WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  10:00 AM
WHERE: Coralville, Iowa
  Directions: Take Foster Road to Mackinaw. Turn north on Mackinaw and drive a quarter mile north until Mackinaw loops to the west. Along the western loop, there is a bike trail that runs under the bridge. The dedication will take place near the bike trail and bridge.


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View a complete list of bridges being dedicated in honor of fallen Troopers this summer and fall.



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