The Oklahoma State Department of Transportation on Monday took formal action in the process of getting road signs in place for the Officer Justin Terney Memorial Highway in Tecumseh.

The Oklahoma State Department of Transportation on Monday took formal action in the process of getting road signs in place for the Officer Justin Terney Memorial Highway in Tecumseh.

ODOT commissioners approved a request to install memorial highway signs and to meet the directive of the state legislature in honoring the fallen Tecumseh officer, said ODOT spokesman Cody Boyd.

Gov. Mary Fallin previously signed SB166 to name a portion of U.S. 177 in honor of Terney.

The highway, beginning at the intersection of U.S. 177 and Benson Park Road and going south to Tucker Road, will be designated as “Officer Justin Terney Memorial Highway.”

Officer Terney, 22, died March 27 after being shot by a suspect during a traffic stop in Tecumseh. That suspect, and the driver of the vehicle, have both been charged in his death.

Along with the highway designation to be unveiled soon, the community has honored the fallen hero in many different ways.

Back in April, Terney's name was placed on the Pottawatomie County Fallen Heroes Memorial in front of the courthouse in Shawnee. Terney’s name is one of 18 now etched on the granite memorial honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Pottawatomie County since 1895.

A completion date for the unveiling of the memorial highway signs has not yet been scheduled.