Dresbach in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Theodore Foss Memorial Highway
Corporal Theodore "Ted" Foss
Corporal Ted Foss was
killed August 31, 2000
on I-90 near Lewiston, Mn
while making a traffic stop
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
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. Marker is at the westbound Dresbach Travel Information Center/Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Crescent MN 55947, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour” / Welcome to Minnesota (a few steps from this marker); Taming the Wild River (within shouting distance of this marker); Symbol of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General C.C. Washburn (approx. 1.7 miles away in Wisconsin); The Upper Mississippi Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 1.7 miles away in Wisconsin); The Development of Copeland Avenue (approx. 3.2 miles away in Wisconsin); George and Gohres (approx. 3.3 miles away in Wisconsin). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dresbach.
Regarding Theodore Foss Memorial Highway. 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,708 times since then and 61 times this year. 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.