On Monday, October 21, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Emma (LCC Staff), Tobias (Lord of Glory - Grayslake, Illinois), and LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog JoJo (Living Christ - Arlington Heights, Illinois) attended amemorial highway dedication for a section of I-94 near mile marker 17.0 in Lake County, Illinois. This memorial honors U.S. Army veteran and Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis who died in the line of duty on March 30, 2019.
Rev. Harold Stranger described Trooper Ellis' actions as enormously brave and heroic, when he intentionally drove his squad car into a vehicle traveling the wrong way on I-94. His sacrifice saved the lives of a family in a van that would have been hit.
Signs identifying a portion of the highway in memory of Trooper Ellis will allow travelers to remember him, so they can pray for his family and friends.
The dedication bulletin included this quote: "To our fallen, you have done your duty. To honor you is ours."
It was a blessing to attend the memorial to offer comfort to all in attendance.