Did you know … How the Highway 267 bypass got its name? | SierraSun.com

Did you know … How the Highway 267 bypass got its name?

Greyson Howard/Sierra SunThe CHP Officer Glenn Carlson Memorial Bypass crosses Truckee River on a graceful bridge.

The Highway 267 bypass is named in memory of a California Highway Patrol officer who died in the line of duty.

Dedicated in 2003, the CHP Officer Glenn Carlson Memorial Bypass pays tribute to Carlson, who was gunned down on Nov. 15, 1963, during a traffic stop near Donner Lake on Donner Pass Road.

The 33-year-old officer pulled over a vehicle after learning the license plates on the car were stolen, but not knowing the three men inside had robbed a bank in Sacramento.

All three of the bank robbers were eventually arrested and convicted for their crimes.

Carlson was survived by his wife and three children.

Officer Carlson’s death instigated recruitment of additional officers, and within two years the number of officers in the state enforcement agency doubled.

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