Slain Officer Memorialized With Renamed Street
Lexington, KY – Officer Bryan Durman, who was struck and killed by a motorist while he was responding to a call, drove down Hilo Street everyday for roll call at the department's Central Sector Call Center. From now on that street will be known as Durman Drive.
"This sign will forever serve as a reminder of Officer Bryan Durman's life. It will also ensure that his service to our community will not be forgotten. Each day as officers go to work here at Central Sector, they're going to drive by here and see that sign. It's going to remind them of their friend, their colleague, and their brother", said Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin.
Officer Durman's widow, Brandy and their young son Braden were on hand for today's dedication.
"It'll be a wonderful reminder for my son as he grows older, too. I can bring him by here. He's actually just starting to read and write his last name. So he'll really enjoy coming and reading his last name. He'll feel like big stuff coming and seeing his name on a sign."
In addition to the street's new name, the sign features Officer Durman's badge number, plus a rose and shield; a nationally recognized symbol for a fallen officer.