Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce honoring a rookie state trooper killed in the line of duty. The law designates a three-mile portion of Route 55 as State Trooper Frankie Williams Memorial Highway.
Williams was responding to multiple reports of a vehicle being driven erratically when his police cruiser was hit head-on.
“Trooper Williams was an exemplary role model who achieved his dream of becoming a member of the state police less than a year earlier,” said DeCroce (R—Morris). “Although his service to the people of our state was cut painfully short, this honor was well-earned by his dedication, commitment, and selfless sacrifice on behalf of New Jersey families.”
Williams was born in Atlantic City. The accident that claimed his life was on Route 55 near Millville in Cumberland County.