Fayette Co. Bridge Renaming Goes Awry As Signs Get Honoree’s Name Incorrect

CBS Pittsburgh

CONNELLSVILLE (AP) – Plans to honor a slain police officer who was also a Civil War veteran went awry when signs renaming a Fayette County bridge got his name wrong.

Connellsville police Officer McCray Robb was just 33 when a suspect grabbed Robb’s gun and shot him with it May 25, 1882.

A ceremony renaming the borough’s West Crawford Avenue Bridge in Robb’s honor was held Saturday.

But the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says signs printed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that were installed Monday incorrectly identified the officer as Robb McCray.

PennDOT spokeswoman Valerie Petersen says the signs were printed based on the bill sponsored by retiring Democrat state Sen. Richard Kasunic.

An aide for incoming Republican state Sen. Pat Stefano says the lawmaker will work to correct the mistake, perhaps by sponsoring an amended bill.

Stay with KDKA for Jon Delano’s full report on this story.

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