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2    WHEREAS, It is highly fitting that the Illinois General
3Assembly pays honor and respect to those individuals who have
4given their lives in service to their communities; and
5    WHEREAS, On March 28, 2019, at approximately 11:24 a.m.,
6Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, #5966, was inspecting a commercial
7motor vehicle on U.S. Route 20 westbound, just west of Illinois
8Route 75 in Stephenson County; at approximately 12:20 p.m., she
9was outside her squad car when she was struck and fatally
10wounded when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination struck
11her squad car and the semi she was inspecting; and
12    WHEREAS, Trooper Jones-Story was born to Mark and Carol
13(Myers) Jones in Monroe, Wisconsin on March 3, 1985; she grew
14up in Stockton, where she attended Warren High School; she
15received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the
16University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2006; and
17    WHEREAS, Trooper Jones-Story loved her family and her high
18school and college volleyball teams; she always had a passion
19for service and committed herself to becoming a trooper; when
20she was not working, she could be found working with rescue
21animals on her farm, cheering for the Cubs, working out with
22her CrossFit family, and watching all the Disney movies she



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1could find; and
2    WHEREAS, Trooper Jones-Story began her career with the
3Illinois State Police (ISP) in June of 2007 as a member of
4Cadet Class 115; upon her graduation from the ISP Academy, she
5was assigned to District 16 in Pecatonica, where she remained
6for the duration of her career; and
7    WHEREAS, Throughout her career with the ISP, Trooper
8Jones-Story was recognized for her hard work, positive
9attitude, and for being a rising leader among her peers; she
10married retired Master Sergeant Robert Story on October 13,
112012 in Galena; and
12    WHEREAS, Trooper Jones-Story was preceded in death by her
13paternal grandparents, Gladys and Delvin Jones, and her
14maternal grandfather, Richard Myers; and
15    WHEREAS, Trooper Jones-Story is survived by her parents,
16Mark and Carol Jones; her sister, Lindsey Jones; her brother,
17Nicholas Jones; her husband, Robert Story Jr.; her
18stepchildren, Brittany (Bryan) Iwaszkiw and Rachel Story; her
19grandchild, Ella Iwaszkiw; and her maternal grandmother,
20Delores Myers; therefore, be it



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2SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we designate U.S. Route 20
3westbound, just west of Illinois Route 75 in Stephenson County,
4as the "Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Memorial Highway"; and be it
6    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation
7is requested to erect at suitable locations, consistent with
8State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
9giving notice of the name "Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Memorial
10Highway"; and be it further
11    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
12presented to the family of Trooper Jones-Story and the
13Secretary of Transportation.