Fallen Highway Patrol troopers will be honored by safety signs instead of white crosses that courts ordered to be removed under a bill given final passage Wednesday by the Utah Senate.
It voted 26-0 for HB182 by Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.
The 14 new signs will have safety messages reminding people to do such things as wear seat belts or slow down along with a placard with the name of a fallen trooper. The signs, which will cost $20,000, will be placed either near where the troopers were killed or in communities where they served.