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Officials to dedicate portion of I-275 in honor of Cpl. Mike Roberts

Cpl. Mike Roberts drove up Interstate 275 toward Pasco County every day on his way back from work at the Tampa Police Department. And now there will be a section of the highway dedicated to the fallen police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty in August 2009.

Roberts' wife Cindy, along with Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other city officials, will unveil the sign today for the Corporal Michael Joseph Roberts Memorial Highway. The honorary designation, a result of legislation sponsored by State Rep. Shawn Harrison, and State Sen. Jim Norman, commemorates the stretch of I-275 in Hillsborough County between the Livingston Avenue Bridge and the intersection with Interstate 75 at the Hillsborough-Pasco County line. Cindy Roberts chose the dedicated section which Cpl. Roberts drove nearly every day, Harrison said.

"We owe the family everything we can do to honor the memory of the person who gave his life really protecting all of us," Harrison said. "I think it's a neat way to remember someone who is really, truly a hero."

Caitlin Johnston can be reached at or (813)226-3111.

Officials to dedicate portion of I-275 in honor of Cpl. Mike Roberts 05/30/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:58pm]
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