FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kellyn Harrison, Press Secretary
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2023) — State Sen. Gary Byrne (R-Byrneville) will present a road renaming resolution in memory of Jacob T. McClanahan to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Requested on behalf of the Corydon community and Harrison County Council and commissioners, Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 would rename a stretch of State Road 135 after McClanahan. The stretch will begin at School Lane and span toward Palmyra.
"Between the continuous support my office is receiving for this proposal and the many benefits hosted in memory of Jacob, it is apparent his service ran deep and was well-valued by the community," Byrne said.
Born and raised in Corydon, McClanahan worked for the Harrison County Highway Department and served as a firefighter for Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department, Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, Leavenworth Volunteer Fire Department and New Middletown Volunteer Fire Department.
McClanahan was selflessly assisting a Palmyra police officer with a stranded motorist and tragically passed after being senselessly shot by the motorist.
"After speaking with Jacob's family and many others who knew him, I will not forget their emphasis on his genuine selflessness for the community," Byrne said. "This is why I am honored to spearhead this resolution until the stretch of State Road 135 is renamed. May we never forget the sacrifice Jacob made to help Hoosiers in our community."
For more information about SCR 6, click here.
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State Sen. Gary Byrne (R-Byrneville) represents Senate District 47,
which includes Harrison and Washington counties, and most of Floyd County.
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