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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The road less traveled

Gov. David Paterson on Friday signed legislation designating five miles of state Route 30 in the Delaware County town of Middletown as the "Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff Memorial Highway."

Brinkerhoff, you may recall, was the state police member and Greene County resident who died during an April 2007 shootout in Middletown with fugitive Travis Trim. And naming a road for the slain hero is, most certainly, a fitting tribute.

Just one thought, though: Wouldn't it have been more appropriate to honor Brinkerhoff (above) with a road designation in the town of Coxsackie, where he lived, rather than in the town where he died? That way, his wife, daughter, local friends and police colleagues in Greene County could see the sign bearing his name on a regular basis.



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