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Dresbach in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Theodore Foss Memorial Highway
 
Theodore Foss Memorial Highway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. Theodore Foss Memorial Highway Marker
 
Inscription.
Dedicated to State Trooper
Corporal Theodore "Ted" Foss
1965–2000

Corporal Ted Foss was
killed August 31, 2000
on I-90 near Lewiston, Mn
while making a traffic stop

 
Location. 43° 51.559′ N, 91° 18.289′ W. Marker is in Dresbach, Minnesota, in Winona County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 90 at milepost 275, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the westbound Dresbach Travel Information Center/Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: La Crescent MN 55947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour” / Welcome to Minnesota (a few steps from this marker); Major General C.C. Washburn (approx. 1.7 miles away in Wisconsin); The Upper Mississippi (approx. 1.7 miles away in Wisconsin); Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away in Wisconsin); Spence Park (approx. 4 miles away in Wisconsin); Red Cloud Park (approx. 4 miles away in Wisconsin); Losey Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away in Wisconsin); Original Home Built By Gottlieb and Johanna Heileman (approx. 4.6 miles away in Wisconsin).
 
Regarding Theodore Foss Memorial Highway.
 
Theodore Foss Memorial Highway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. Theodore Foss Memorial Highway Marker
 
Corporal Foss was killed after being hit by a semi while standing outside the squad car on a traffic stop.

At the funeral, Governor Jesse Ventura and Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver gave moving speaches. Chief Anne Beers and Corporal Rod Humble also moved the audience with tremendous words of praise and admiration.

At the burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona, a final message was read over the state patrol radio, "Attention all units, SP27 will be 10-7. End of shift."

A state law was created requiring drivers to move over when passing a stopped emergency vehicle. This statute is known as the “Ted Foss Law.” In May of 2001, the State Legislature named Interstate 90, from Highway 74 to the Wisconsin border, the State Trooper Theodore “Ted” Foss Memorial Highway.
 
Ted Foss Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
3. Ted Foss Memorial
[located at the Winona County Law Enforcement Center]

In Memory of Cpl Ted Foss Minnesota State Patrol who gave his life in the line of duty · Date of Service November 22, 1986 - August 31, 2000
 
 
Winona County Law Enforcement Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
4. Winona County Law Enforcement Memorial
Mathew Hamilton • Ted Foss • John J. Schneider
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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