Historic Markers Across Florida



Trooper James "Brad" Crooks Highway



Marker ID:  
Location: on SR 54 at I-75, Wesley Chapel, FL.
County: Pasco
Coordinates: N 28° 14.205    W 082° 21.183
  28.23675    -82.35305
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2XHK
 



Text:

The portion of State Road 54 running through Wesley Chapel, Florida has been named after Trooper Crooks, who valiantly gave his life protecting the citizens of this state. Trooper Crooks was the third law enforcement officer to give his life on May 19, 1998 following a tragic chain of events that left a little boy, Joey Bennett and two Tampa police detectives, Randy Bell and Ricky Childers dead. This memorial was erected to honor not only those lost, but those who serve the citizens of Florida in public service everyday of every year! The citizens of Wesley Chapel thank you!

Sponsored by: Wesley Chapel - 1999


Notes:

City: Wesley Chapel, FL.