House okays memorial name on Highway 2

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The bill that would rename a local highway in honor of fallen law enforcement officer is one step closer to becoming law.

District 2 Rep. Nick Bain said Bill 988 has passed the house and is on way to the Senate. The bill will designate a certain segment of Mississippi Highway 2 in Alcorn County as “Agent Harold Lane Caldwell Memorial Highway.”

Lane Caldwell died in September 1979 at age 25 while backing up local officers investigating a kidnapping case in Corinth. He was shot as he pulled the abducted girl to safety from the kidnapper’s car. He had been with Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for more than two years.

“I am pleased this measure honoring one of Alcorn County’s fallen sons has received such positive response,” said Bain, who authored the bill. “I am very confident that the bill will pass out of the Senate, be signed by the Governor and become law during this session. It is never too late to acknowledge the supreme sacrifice that our law enforcement officers are willing to make to protect our communities.”

Lane Caldwell is the younger brother of Alcorn County Circuit Clerk Joe Caldwell.

“This is going to be a great honor for our family,” Joe said. “He was my only brother, two years older than me.”

By Zack Steen for Daily Corinthian

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