Tulsa, Okla. - The next time you drive over a south Tulsa bridge, friends of a fallen Marine want you to remember his legacy.
Dozens of Marines and Tulsa Police officers joined friends and family to honor Corporal Jared Shoemaker who was killed in action 6 years ago in Iraq.
Corporal Cody Hill was with Shoemaker when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and exploded. Hill was seriously injured but survived. Shoemaker and the rest of his team did not. Hill says, "We all go across bridges and see them dedicated to soldiers and marines and sailors. You know, I thought, why not Jared? I thought it would be appropriate for such a great person."
Today, Hill got his wish. The Highway 169 bridge over 81st Street is now known as the Corporal Jared Shoemaker Memorial Bridge. A dedication ceremony was held today to officially dedicate the bridge in Shoemaker's honor.
Shoemaker was a Tulsa Police officer who was called up to active duty in the Marines.