Sonney Legislation Would Rename Portion of Bridge, Honor Harbor Creek Veteran

The westbound bridge carrying Interstate 90 over Six Mile Creek in Harborcreek Township would be designated the Jarrid L. King Memorial Bridge under House Bill 1355, legislation authored by state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) that passed the House unanimously Wednesday.


“Corporal King represented his hometown and his country admirably in time of war,” Sonney said. “His death is a great loss for Erie County and for the military branch (United States Army) of which he was proud to be a member. I am deeply honored to sponsor legislation that would remind us of the corporal’s legacy of service.”


King attended Harbor Creek High School and began active duty on April 1, 2009.  On Jan. 12, 2011, during his first overseas tour of duty, King’s unit was in Ghazni Province when enemy forces attacked the area with an improvised explosive device (IED) that  took his life.


 “Anyone who knew Jarrid will tell you serving his country was all he talked about,” added Sonney. “He was a heavily- decorated soldier and fine young man whose story needs to be told.”


The bill will now be taken up by the Senate.


State Representative Curt Sonney

4th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Scott Little

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