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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Two Bridges along Highway 6 to be Named in Honor of Fallen Troopers

Lewis, IOWA --- This week, Troopers in southwest 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 Thursday, two bridges on Highway 6 near Lewis will be dedicated in honor of Trooper Lance Dietsch & Trooper Stan Gerling.

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 bridges in honor of Trooper Lance Dietsch & Trooper Stan Gerling
WHEN: October 18, 2012
  10:00 AM
WHERE: Ceremony at ISP State Radio Office
  56911 Whitepole Rd.
  Lewis, IA 51544

The bridges being named in honor of Troopers Dietsch and Gerling are located northeast of Lewis, Iowa along US Highway 6 as it traverses Indian Creek and Turkey Creek, respectively.

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



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