Illinois state police cracking down in honor of trooper killed on I-55

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 4:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 26 at 5:51 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois State Police officials say the department is launching an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort called Operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed exactly one year ago conducting a traffic stop.

In a news release, the state police will be “aggressively patrolling Illinois roadways” for 24 hours beginning on Tuesday—one year after  Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed.

The department also says that between this week and the New Year, troopers will implement periodic saturation patrols focusing on speeding, seatbelts, drunken driving and distracted driving.

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