Highway renamed for trooper killed in line of duty

HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Department of Public Safety Trooper Randall Wade Vetter was killed in the line of duty more than a decade ago. On Tuesday, he was honored for his service with signs marking a nearly six mile stretch of Interstate 35.

The new signs were unveiled and installed in Hays County, officially naming the road the “Trooper Randy Vetter Memorial Highway.”

The Memorial Highway goes from Red Ridge Parkway in San Marcos to RM 150 in Kyle.

Vetter was gunned down during a traffic stop near Yarrington Road and I-35 in August of 2000. He was remembered Tuesday morning at Hays County Commissioners Court where officials and Vetter’s family members joined one another.

Speaking at the event were Trooper Vetter’s widow, Cynthia Vetter, and his father, Kermit Vetter, along with County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., State Rep. Doug Miller and DPS Director Steve McCraw.

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