This Friday, a portion of Interstate 75 between the 418- and 423-mile marker in Columbia County will be named in remembrance of fallen Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Sergeant George A. Brown III.
Sergeant Brown was a member of the Florida Highway Patrol, serving the citizens and visitors of Florida for thirty-three years. He began his career with FHP, after serving in the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was a graduate of the 37th Basic Recruit Class in Tallahassee, on September 26. 1970. During his long and distinguished career he served in South, Central & North Central Florida. On April 27, 2004, while pursuing a fleeing vehicle on Sisters Welcome Road, approximately six miles south of Lake City, he was involved in a traffic crash, where he sustained fatal injuries.
“Paying tribute to Sergeant Brown by naming a portion of Interstate 75 in his honor is a great tribute,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Sergeant Brown was dedicated to serving the residents and visitors of this state as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, and the ultimate sacrifice he paid is well deserving of this recognition.”
The Roadway Dedication Ceremony will be held at the Florida Department of Transportation Facility, located at 1109 S. Marion Avenue Lake City, Florida 32025 and will begin at 2:00 PM.