Officer Richard Crittenden Memorial Highway

Senator Chuck Wiger (Maplewood) discussed legislation in the Senate Transportation Committee Monday to designate the “Officer Richard Crittenden Memorial Highway.” Sen. Wiger was joined by Christine Crittenden, wife of Officer Crittenden, Jason Ziemer, North Saint Paul City Manager and Chief Tom Lauth, North Saint Paul Police.

“The signs are a way of honoring and remembering Officer Crittenden for his heroic efforts on behalf of the public,” Said Sen. Wiger.

If passed, the legislation will designate Highway 36 located within the city limits of North St. Paul as a memorial to Officer Richard Crittenden who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call in 2009.

North Saint Paul displays a memorial statue of Officer Crittenden adjacent to their city hall. Family, friends and the community also join together once a year for the annual “Rick’s Ride” dedicated to the police, fire, and military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow man.

The legislation was recommended to pass by the committee. The next discussion on the bill will take place on the Senate floor.

Sen. Wiger encourages constituents to contact him with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas on any legislative topic via phone or email. Sen. Wiger can be reached by phone at 651-296-6820 or by email at

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