HARRISBURG – An interchange on the border of Hummelstown Borough and Derry Township in Dauphin County will be named for Michael L. Henry Jr., a Derry Township Police Department officer who died of injuries suffered during training in October 2019, according to Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin).
Mehaffie sought the commemorative naming of the interchange between U.S. Route 322 and Pa. Route 2005 in remembrance of the 22-year patrol officer.
“Dauphin County suffered a tragic loss three years ago when Officer Henry was injured during motorcycle training and subsequently died,” Mehaffie said. “Signage on this busy interchange will help to preserve the memory of a dedicated public servant who not only served in the U.S. Army and Pennsylvania National Guard, but also gave so much of his time and talents to Derry Township. I was humbled to partner with his widow, Jackie, and their children on this initiative.”
The interchange naming was incorporated in House Bill 2637
, which passed both the House and Senate before being sent to the governor’s desk this week.
Representative Tom Mehaffie
106th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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