STRATFORD, TX (KFDA) - At a dedication ceremony Thursday in Stratford, a portion of U.S. 287 was renamed in honor of Department of Public Safety Trooper Bobby Steve Booth, who was killed in the line of duty in 1993.
Trooper Bobby Steve Booth Memorial Highway consists of a section of U.S. 287 north of Stratford that runs to the Texas-Oklahoma border. Booth's family, fellow troopers, and members of the Stratford Lions Club attended the ceremony at the Sherman County Courthouse.
"The department is eternally proud and humbled by the selfless sacrifice Trooper Bobby Steve Booth made in order to serve his community," said DPS Director Steven McGraw. "Trooper Booth was a man of great courage and his dedication to helping others will always be remembered. DPS is immensely grateful for the 83rd Texas Legislature and local leaders whose hard work made this memorial highway designation a reality."
Booth joined DPS in 1987 and was stationed in Stratford at the time of his death. He was killed on June 16, 1993, while responding to a disturbance call at a roadside park.
"For more than six years, Trooper Booth proudly and diligently served the citizens of Texas," DPS Region 5 Commander Gary Albus said. "He was a man who took the DPS mission to heart, and his service to this department and the entire state will always be cherished. The Trooper Bobby Steve Booth Memorial Highway will be a constant reminder of his courageous and unwavering service."