David L. Grove, a Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer was responding to a poaching call when his life was taken. 28 year old Christopher Johnson of Fairfield has been charged in Grove's death, and if convicted, faces the death penalty. Grove was the first WCO to die on duty since 1915.
The bridge which will honor Grove crosses Marsh Creek and joins Freedom and Cumberland townships in Adams County. Governor Corbett signed House Bill 1255 on Thursday, which names the bridge the Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove Memorial Bridge. “Officer Grove was a dedicated young conservation officer whose tragic and senseless death has touched the lives of many in Adams and Franklin counties, and throughout the commonwealth. The naming of this bridge in his honor will serve as a lasting tribute to his life and his selfless service to our citizens.” Rep. Dan Moul a sponsor of the bill said.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is currently replacing the bridge, and expect it to be open to traffic in November. From The Record Herald .