Before an overflow Commissioners Courtroom today, family, friends and proponents of law enforcement joined local and state agencies in remembering Trooper Randall Wade Vetter, who was killed in the line of duty in August 2000 in Hays County during a traffic stop near Yarrington Road and I-35. Two signs marking the 5.8-mile Trooper Randy Wade Vetter Memorial Highway were unveiled at the Courthouse prior to being installed along I-35 by the Texas Department of Transportation, which designed and produced the signs. The Memorial Highway runs from River Ridge Parkway on the north side of San Marcos to RM 150 in Kyle.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, whose precinct includes Yarrington Road, said she especially appreciated the community coming together to make the highway designation and the signs a reality, noting that the State Legislature, Hays County, DPS and TxDOT all worked together for such a worthy cause.
Contributions for the signs, which are not funded by legislation, came from Hays County, the Texas State Troopers Association, Yarrington Road Materials, Comal County Precinct 4 Constable Shane Rapp, Canyon Lake Rotary Club, Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club, and Canyon Lake residents Wade and Christina Powell.