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Highway dedicated to fallen police officer

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A ceremony was held Thursday evening for Lieutenant Robert Curry, dedicating a portion of Highway 49 to the officer who died in 2008 in a motorcycle accident.

Friends, family and co-workers gathered to honor the life of Lieutenant Curry who they said was always striving to improve the overall safety of traffic.

Lieutenant Curry was also the president of S.T.O.R.M. (Sobriety Trained Officers Representing Mississippi).

"Lieutenant Robert J. Curry Memorial Highway" will start at the intersection at Community Road on Highway 49 and extend to the Dedeaux Road intersection.

Lieutenant Curry's daughter Krysten spoke on behalf of the family.

"Life is precious, y'all. It's nothing to be taken for granted. Every day we wake up, it's a blessing. Like I said, it's a great honor for this," said Krysten Curry.

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