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Highway to honor late sheriff's deputy

Portion of IL highway to be named in honor of sheriff's deputy Portion of IL highway to be named in honor of sheriff's deputy
MONMOUTH, IL (AP) -

A one-mile stretch of a Warren County highway in Illinois will be dedicated later this week in honor of a sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty.

George Darnell was shot and killed after responding to a call of suspicious activity in December 1981.  The 61-year-old was a World War II veteran.

Earlier this year, lawmakers approved naming a section of U.S. Route 67 near the western Illinois community of Monmouth in memory of Darnell.

County officials are expected to host a dedication on Thursday morning. It's open to the public.

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