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Date Palm Drive overcrossing to receive new moniker

Published On: Nov 13 2012 10:16:30 AM CST

The Date Palm Drive overcrossing above Interstate 10 in Cathedral City will be dedicated after a California Highway Patrol officer who died in the line of duty, a CHP spokesman said.
   The newly-rebuilt bridge will be named the CHP Officer Mark Thomas Taylor Memorial Overcrossing on Nov. 26.
   Taylor was struck by a vehicle as he was contacting the driver of another vehicle that he had stopped along the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 10 west of Date Palm on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 1987, CHP Officer Joe Zagorski said.
   The dedication ceremony and unveiling of the new freeway signs is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 26 at the CHP's Indio Area office, 79-650 Varner Road, Indio, Zagorski said.