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State should name bypass after Carlson

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It sounds like something you might see on the evening news now any day in a big city – a police officer shot after a traffic stop on a major thoroughfare.

But it was Truckee, 1963 -and he was one of our own.

California Highway Patrol Officer Glenn Carlson of Truckee was shot and killed in the line of duty 36 years ago when he stopped a group of bank robbers in a stolen car on Donner Pass Road, near Loch Leven Lodge.

He left behind a wife and three children.

For many years, a plaque in the Truckee CHP station has commemorated Carlson’s sacrifice -and this week the CHP dedicated a stone marker at the station in his memory.

Now the California Association of Highway Patrolmen and the Truckee-Donner Historical Society are spearheading a drive to name the Highway 267 Bypass in honor of Carlson.

They plan to bring the proposal before the California legislature, and are seeking the support of Truckee Town Council in its meeting tonight.

The Highway 267 Bypass will be a major landmark in our community, and it seems fitting that it should be named in honor of a man who died in our service.

It will stand, not only as a memorial to Carlson, but to all officers who strive to serve and protect our community.


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