Ian Calderon

ACR 62 - Memorial Highway for Fallen Whittier Police Officers

ACR 62 designates a portion of State Highway Route 72 as the Detectives Mike Lane and John Pierce Memorial Highway.

Detective Lane was working undercover on a motorcycle theft investigation on December 13, 1979 when shots were exchanged and he sustained fatal injuries. On September 21, 1976, while working an undercover investigation regarding the sale of narcotics, Detective Pierce sustained serious injuries that left him paralyzed from the neck down and ultimately resulted in his death on May 18, 1977.

ACR 62 designates the portion of State Route 72 from the western entrance to State Route at the intersection of Penn Street and Whittier Boulevard to the eastern entrance of State Highway Route 72 at the intersection of Costa Glen Avenue and Whittier Boulevard. A memorial sign for the two brave officers will be placed at each of these entrances that display the designation.


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