A second bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, who also represents nearby Mendota Heights, designates a portion of Highway 149, or Dodd Road, in Mendota Heights and West St. Paul as the “Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway.”
Choking back tears, Atkins told his colleagues on the House floor that he knew Patrick. He called the stretch named for him as "The road on which he lived, the road on which he patrolled and the road on which he died."
On Friday, Patrick’s name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."