Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney
— In Memory of —
Jessica Jean Cheney
January 17th 1998
Erected 1998 by Heartland Sign Works.
Location. 38° 24.713′ N, 77° 24.745′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stafford Training School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stafford County Tri-Centennial (approx. ¾ mile away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away); English Knot Garden (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincoln Visit (approx. 0.8 miles away); From Indian Path to Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Daniel Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stafford.
More about this marker. This marker, erected by a local business within days of Cheney's death, was the subject of controversy over the placing of memorial signs along Virginia's roadways. Virginia law dictates only
In February 1999, the Virginia Senate approved a bill renaming the Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) Bridge for Trooper Cheney, who died in the line of duty approximately 3.5 miles south of the bridge.
Also see . . .
1. Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney, my friend, my hero. A memorial by Eric R. Futrell, posted on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website. (Submitted on January 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney. The Trooper Cheney page on The Officer Down Memorial Page. (Submitted on January 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Trooper Cheney's Biography. Published in True Heroines: Police Women Killed in the Line of Duty Throughout the United States 1916 - 1999 by William Wilbanks; published by Turner Publishing Company. (Submitted on January 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
In 1999, Jessica J. Cheney's name was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
— Submitted January 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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