Taylor, White Honor Fallen Officer with Highway Dedication
Portion of PA Route 73 to be designated the Police Officer Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway
HARRISBURG – Legislation co-sponsored by Reps. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) and Martina White (R-Philadelphia) designating a portion of PA Route 73 as the Police Officer Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today.

Isabel Santiago Nazario graduated from Olney High School in 1986 and joined the Philadelphia Police Academy on Jan. 8, 1990. She served as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department for 18 years and was part of the Narcotics Strike Force and assigned to the 16th Police District in West Philadelphia.

Unfortunately, Nazario was tragically killed in the line of duty on Sept. 5, 2008, when her patrol car was struck by a stolen SUV at 39th and Wallace streets in Philadelphia. She was 40 years old.

“Our men and women in blue fight tirelessly each and every day to protect all Pennsylvania citizens and keep our communities safe,” said Taylor. “This highway designation is one small way we can remember Office Nazario and her dedication to public safety. Each time someone drives this section of highway, they will be reminded of Officer Nazario and the hundreds of police officers we have lost over the years while in the line of duty.”

“As someone who has worked extensively with our law enforcement community in the creation of legislative measures while in the House, my respect for our men and women in blue knows no limit,” said White. “I was proud to sign my name to this bill and help give recognition to one of our fallen officers who served our state and the City of Philadelphia with honor.”

House Bill 2067 would designate the section of PA Route 73, also known as Cottman Avenue, between U.S. Route 13 and U.S. Route 1 in the City of Philadelphia, the Police Officer Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will erect and maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the highway to traffic in both directions on the highway.

House Bill 2067 now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

Representative John Taylor
177th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster

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