LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday approved final passage of Senate Bill 543, which would name a stretch of Interstate 94 after fallen Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski.
“Chief Switalski was the epitome of a public servant who provided true leadership in our community,” said Sen. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage. “Renaming this stretch of I-94 after him will help to remind people of road safety and honor his commitment to our community.”
Switalski was killed in the line of duty on June 14, 2017 when he was struck by a vehicle while responding to an accident on I-94 in Kalamazoo County. He was named Michigan Fire Chief of the Year for 2017. The bill would name the span between exits 80 and 86 on I-94 after Switalski.
SB 543 now heads to the governor for his signature.