State house approves honoring TR native

Michigan House of Representatives this week approved a plan to honor the late Ryan Proxmire, a former Kalamazoo County sheriff’s deputy from Three Rivers.

State Rep. Steve Carra, who serves on the House Transportation Committee, said dedicating part of U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo County as the “Sergeant Ryan J. Proxmire Memorial Highway” would be a fitting way to commemorate the late law-enforcement officer.

Proxmire died last year from a gunshot wound while pursuing a fleeing suspect. Proxmire was raised in Three Rivers and graduated from Three Rivers High School.

House Bill 5720 passed the House and now proceeds to the Senate.

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