KHP dedicated a stretch of K-18 to a trooper who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Highway Patrol dedicated a stretch of K-18 to a trooper who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Trooper John McMurray was hit by a drunk driver in 1964 while he worked a speed enforcement lane between Manhattan and Ogden.

McMurray died of his injuries three days later.

On Friday, KHP presented McMurray's daughter, Starla Price, with an American flag in remembrance of her father.

“It’s very overwhelming emotionally for the family. I was his only daughter and just the fact that they still remembered his sacrifice 54 years later is just unbelievable,” said Price.

KHP Superintendent Mark Bruce said this is the perfect way to thank the troopers and their families.

“I can think of no better way to honor them and memorialize their sacrifice and service than to name some stretches of highway after them,” explained Bruce.

Gov. Jeff Colyer designated memorial highways for each of the state's ten fallen troopers.

Another ceremony Friday, dedicated part of K-15 near Clay Center for Trooper Larry Huff.