WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

DOT To Review Naming Policy After Firefighter Snub

North Carolina transportation officials say they will review the agency's policy on naming state owned bridges after a Board of Transportation committee refused to name a bridge in Asheville after a firefighter who died while fighting a blaze.

DOT spokesman Jeff Vaden told the Citizen-Times of Asheville that the agency's current policy prevents naming bridges and roads for firefighters or other emergency personnel. The DOT does allow them to be named for police officers killed while on duty.

Vaden says the DOT has heard many complaints about the policy.

Officials in Asheville want to name the Smoky Park Bridge for city fire Capt. Jeff Bowen, who died during a blaze at a medical building last July. Authorities ruled the fire arson, but no arrests have been made.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142216675