Bridge dedication to honor fallen trooper

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 9, 2008

The Senior Trooper Robert A. Hill Bridge will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at a ceremony hosted by Southampton County, the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The bridge, which is located on Delaware Road over U.S. Route 58 in Southampton County, was designated the Trooper Robert A. Hill Bridge this year when the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation. Del. Roslyn Tyler was the chief patron of the bill.

Senior Trooper Robert A. Hill, Sr. was issuing a summons to a stopped motorist on the afternoon of Nov. 24, 2006, in Southampton County, when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. Hill had been a trooper for 19 years. This ceremony will mark the bridges naming and unveiling of the sign.

Honored guests will include the Hill family, John W. Marshall, Secretary of Public Safety, and the Superintendent of the Virginia State Police, Col. W. Steven Flaherty.

The event will be held at the Virginia State Police Area 34 office, located at 30010 Camp Parkway in Courtland.