Section of SR 27 renamed "Sam Strahan Memorial Highway"


Sam StrahanA vote to rename a 13-mile stretch of State Route 27 after the student who was killed in the Freeman school shooting passed unanimously Wednesday afternoon.

The vote comes after a petition to rename the section of highway through the town of Freeman after Strahan reached more than 7,500 signatures online. 

Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 spearheaded the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27, from Spokane Valley at 32nd Ave to the town of Rockford, to the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

"The strength of Freeman that we have felt all over the Inland Northwest, we don't want that to go away and this would be a good way to keep that fire going," said DJ Brad Miller to KHQ back in September.

The Washington State Transportation Commission took the vote Wednesday after the signatures were delivered to them. Strahan's mom Ami also spoke to the commission Wednesday. Letters from the community and state leaders were also read before Wednesday's vote.

Click here to find out how you can join the #FreemanStrong cause.

(story and photo: KHQ.com)

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