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CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A sign now sits along John Tyler Memorial Highway honoring fallen Charles City County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Walizer.

VDOT erected the memorial sign that renames the bridge over Courthouse Creek as “Deputy M C Walizer Memorial Bridge.”

“Deputy Walizer was tragically killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist another deputy on March 31, 2012,” wrote Charles City County Sheriff’s Capt. Jayson Crawley. “He left behind a loving family to include a wife and four children. He is the first officer killed in the line of duty for Charles City County Sheriff’s Office.”