JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, invites the public to attend a ceremony to dedicate a portion of Missouri Highway FF in Audrain County, as the “Trooper James M. Bava Memorial Highway.” The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016, and take place at the ballfields located at the northeast corner of Missouri Highway FF and South Elmwood Drive in Mexico, Missouri.
This memorial highway recognizes Trooper James M. Bava, badge 162, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in a traffic crash on August 28, 2015. Trooper Bava was the 31st member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to lose his life in the line of duty.
House Bill 2335 established the “Trooper James M. Bava Memorial Highway” on Missouri Highway FF in Audrain County, from Elmwood Drive westward to County Road 977. The bill was signed by Governor Jay Nixon and became effective on August 28, 2016.