State Representative Sarah Fowler-Arthur (R-Ashtabula) joined the Ohio House in unanimously voting in favor of House Bill 291, legislation to memorialize highways and bridges around the state.
The legislation will name the bridge that spans over the west branch of the Conneaut River inside the corporation limits of Conneaut the Sgt. Thomas Cole Walker Memorial Bridge.
“Sgt. Walker’s dedication to protecting this Nation was nothing short of heroic and serves as an inspiration to us all,” said Fowler-Arthur. “It is an honor to pass legislation that will memorialize his name in the community that he grew up in.”
Walker was a native of Conneaut prior to entry into the U.S. Army after graduating from Conneaut High School in 2016. He was killed during a training exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia on Oct. 20, 2019. He was awarded an Army Commendation Medal, an Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.