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Memorial Highway Discussed For Fallen Officer Decker

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A Minnesota police officer killed in the line of duty could soon be remembered with a stretch of highway named in his honor.
 
A state House committee heard a bill to designate an 11-mile stretch of Highway 23 in central Minnesota the ``Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway.'' 
 
Signs would be put along the part of the highway to honor the Decker, the Cold Spring police officer gunned down while responding to a call in November. The investigation into the shooting has yet to conclude. 
 
Phil Jones, Cold Spring's chief of police, says it would be a way to memorialize an officer who gave his life. 
 
In Congress, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is pushing a bill to name a post office after Decker.