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Segment of highway named for fallen officer

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer joined the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday to announce a segment of U.S. 69 in Johnson County is now known as Master Deputy Brandon Collins Memorial Highway. Gov. Colyer signed into law Monday a bill that designates portions of highways in Kansas as memorials to honor fallen law enforcement officers.

Collins will be memorialized on U.S. 69 from 167th to 215th street in Johnson County. He was killed along that highway Sept. 11, 2016, while making a traffic stop.