Local Servicemen Honored in Bridge Dedication, Says Sonney

HARBORCREEK – A pair of Erie County bridges are now dedicated in memory of Senior Airman Bryan Bell and Cpl. Jarrid L. King, local servicemen who each lost his life while in service to his country, according to state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek). The private dedication took place Thursday for family and friends of the two Harborcreek natives.

“Yesterday’s ceremony continues the stories of these two young men and their dedicated service,” Sonney said. “Travelers in this area will now have in full view signs that serve as a constant reminder of the sacrifice Bryan and Jarrid made for all of us.”

As part of Act 177 of 2012, the eastbound bridge that carries Interstate 90 over Six Mile Creek in Harborcreek Township was dedicated to Airman Bell, who lost his life in January 2012, while in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sonney recently offered on the House floor House Resolution 266, which recognized Bell’s service.

The westbound Interstate 90 bridge was dedicated to Cpl. King, who lost his life while serving in Ghazni Province in April 2009, also as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sonney’s House Bill 1355, which was signed into law last year, brought about the dedication, and his House Resolution 228 of 2011 recognized King’s service.

Questions about this or any other legislative issue should be directed to Sonney’s Corry office at (814) 664-9126, or his Harborcreek office at (814) 897-2080.

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Scott Little
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