FAIRFIELD — State Sen. Lois Wolk wants to name a stretch of Highway 37 after slain Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot and the Solano County Board of Supervisors agrees.
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to support Wolk’s legislation creating the Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot Memorial Highway. It did so without comment as part of its consent calendar, which allows the board to vote at the same time on several items deemed noncontroversial.
The stretch of Highway 37 to bear Capoot’s name is from Interstate 80 to Highway 29.
Capoot was shot and killed Nov. 17, 2011, while responding to a reported bank robbery. He served with the Vallejo Police Department for more than 18 years.
“This brave and dedicated officer exemplifies the character of men and women who devote their time and energy to the perilous duties of law enforcement and his death is a great loss to the entire Solano County community,” Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Linda Seifert wrote to Wolk of behalf of the board.
Wolk in January introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 that would name the stretch of Highway 37 after Capoot. The resolution requires the state Department of Transportation to determine the cost of signs showing the designation and to erect the signs after receiving donations to cover the cost.
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