ON YOUR SIDE: Bridge dedicated to Trooper Jacqueline Vernon

ON YOUR SIDE: Bridge dedicated to Trooper Jacqueline Vernon

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Trooper Jacqueline Vernon was killed in the line of duty 27 years ago.

Two weeks ago, a bridge was finally dedicated to honor Virginia's first female and first African American Trooper killed in the line of duty a long over due recognition.

Today, the Vernon family thanked NBC 12 and yours truly. They say our coverage sparked the fire to help make it happen. They showed their appreciation by presenting me with two beautiful plaques. They will occupy a prominent place in the newsroom.

We thank the Vernon family for sharing their inspiring stories with our viewers.

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