May. 15, 2017

WHAT: Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) spearheaded language added to Act 159 of 2016 that designates a portion of State Route 51 as the Officer Richard Champion Memorial Highway. Signs marking the area will be unveiled by Warner, alongside Champion’s family and the Perryopolis police department. Champion, a Perryopolis police officer, died in the line of duty on Dec. 14, 2014, while pursuing another vehicle on State Route 51 in Perry Township, Fayette County.

WHO: Warner; Champion’s family; and Roger Beadling, Perryopolis police chief.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: State Route 51 just north of Randall’s Restaurant and Rehoboth Church Road.

Media contact: Tracy Polovick, 717.260.6358,