First Responders Appreciation Overpass naming ceremony set for May 15th

State Representative Will Crocker will join with his colleagues of the Cape Delegation on Tuesday May 15th

First Responders Appreciation Overpass

Naming Ceremony – May 15, 2018

Boston - State Representative Will Crocker will join with his colleagues of the Cape Delegation on Tuesday May 15th to name the Route 149 overpass at Route 6 the “First Responders Appreciate Overpass.” Representative Crocker invites members of public to attend the naming of the“First Responders Appreciation Overpass.” The ceremony will be at 2pm on May 15, 2018 at the Route 6, Exit 5 rotary.

Governor Charlie Baker signed the name change into law last week to honor all first responders—active, retired, and deceased—for their selfless contributions to assisting people in need and keeping our communities safe. The ceremony will touch on the roles of all first responders, from 9-1-1 operators to police, fire and medical personnel.

In addition to the bridge naming, the recently erected flagpole in the center of the rotary will fly flags for the first time. The purchase of the pole and flags was headed up by members of the Iron Order International Motorcycle Club—Cape Canal Crew, which has also officially adopted Exit 5 under MassDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program to ensure the area remains litter free.

Representatives of the several first responder disciplines will speak to their group’s role in providing emergency services. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will articulate the state administration’s appreciation of first responders and Police Chief Frank Frederickson will lead a moment of silence in memory of Sgt. Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department.

Representative Crocker acknowledges the preparation, training, skills and bravery exhibited by first responders and he is proud to stand with his colleagues and dedicate this permanent marker of appreciation for them. "It is so appropriate that we honor our first responders, who daily put their lives on the line for us and do so without question or reservation. I am grateful to be playing a small part of saying thank you with the overpass and flagpole dedication."