Rep. Davidsmeyer Advances Memorial Resolution for Officer Fitzgerald

Yesterday, State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) advanced legislation that remembers fallen South Jacksonville Police Officer Francis Scot Fitzgerald. “House Joint Resolution 138 creates a lasting memorial for Officer Fitzgerald,” said Davidsmeyer.

Officer Fitzgerald was killed while responding to a medical emergency on March 4, 2016.

Officer Fitzgerald’s family joined Rep. Davidsmeyer in Springfield yesterday and witnessed passage of the resolution.

“I am honored to have Officer Fitzgerald’s family’s blessing to ensure that his service is always remembered,” said Davidsmeyer. “It was also great to have the family with me as we honored his life in the Illinois House of Representatives.”

HJR 138 now moves to the IL Senate for approval. A portion of IL Route 267 will be designated as the “Officer Scot Fitzgerald Memorial Highway” once the resolution is adopted by the Senate.