SACRAMENTO — Resolutions authored by Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to name sections of highway in Solano County after Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot and the Tuskegee Airmen were chaptered Thursday after receiving final approval from the state legislature.
“Officer James Capoot served the Vallejo community with dedication and distinction,” said Wolk. “Naming a portion of State Highway 37 after him gives the community the opportunity to pay tribute to his life, his service, and his ultimate sacrifice.”
Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 designates the portion of State Highway 37 between Interstate 80 and State Highway 29 the Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot Memorial Highway.
Capoot, who served with the Vallejo Police Department for more than 18 years, was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2011 while responding to a reported bank robbery.
During his career he was recognized as Officer of the Year in 2000, received two Department Medals of Courage, a Life-Saving Medal, and various other medals and commendations.
The measure is being coauthored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), and supported by the City of Vallejo, Vallejo Police Department, Solano County of Supervisors, and California Correctional Peace Officers Association.
Wolk’s SCR 45 honors the Tuskegee Airmen and the contributions they made during World War II by designating the portion of Interstate 80 between Midway Road and the State Route 12 East interchange in Solano County as the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Highway.
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