COWDEN, IL- A section of highway is being renamed in honor of a small town police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
Cowden police officer Jeremy Hubbard was involved in a high-speed chase through three counties back in August 2010. Hubbard was killed after crashing his police car in a field.
Hubbard was in pursuit of a pickup truck whose driver was suspected of stealing diesel fuel from a gas station near St. Louis.
A portion of Illinois Route 128 through Cowden will now be renamed the "Jeremy Hubbard Memorial Highway."
The man who is serving time for that crash could soon be out of prison. Andrew Davenport, 33, pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and was sentenced to 4-years in prison.
Davenport has served 14 months of that sentence and according to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, he could be paroled in September.