May. 18, 2023
– Signage unveiled today commemorates the life of Derry Township Police Officer Michael L. Henry Jr. on an interchange at the border of Hummelstown Borough and Derry Township in Dauphin County.
The Officer Michael L. Henry Jr. Memorial Interchange between U.S. Route 322 and Pa. Route 2005 was named in remembrance of the 22-year patrol officer through Rep. Tom Mehaffie’s legislation.
“When Officer Henry died, it left a void in Dauphin County. The signs on this roadway are an attempt to preserve the memory of a dedicated public servant and inspire others to uphold the commendable values he held,” Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) said.
“The signage at this interchange is a meaningful reminder of how Michael gave his life to serving our community. His strong sense of integrity and desire to make a positive impact were the driving forces behind his career as a police officer. It is my hope that people who see the sign remember not only the honorable way he lived his life, but also use it as a prompt to remember and honor the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and their families, and to reflect on the immeasurable value of their unwavering service to society,” said Jackie Henry, widow of the late officer.
A ceremony at the interchange today highlighted Henry’s commitment to the greater Hershey area. The interchange naming was incorporated in Act 140 of 2022
Representative Tom Mehaffie
106th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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