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Push to name new Champlain Bridge after fallen troopers

Crown Point, New York - June 6, 2011

Police in New York and Vermont hope the new Champlain Bridge will be named after two fallen troopers.

New York Trooper Lawrence "Larry" Gleason was shot and killed in 2002 while responding to a domestic violence call in Crown Point. Vermont State Trooper Gary Gaboury drowned in 1992 while trying to recover a body from Huntington Gorge. The two agencies have now submitted a proposal to have the bridge named after the troopers.

A committee is reviewing the proposal, although New York Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, tells the Plattsburgh Press-Republican that the U.S. Department of Transportation is against renaming the bridge.

The new Champlain Bridge is set to open in October.

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