LANSING, Mich., Feb. 20, 2024 — State Rep. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) testified today before the Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure Committee on House Bill 5151. This bill names a portion of M-53 as the Officer Leroy Imus Memorial Highway. On Dec. 2, 1971, Imus was struck and killed while on duty during a traffic stop on the Van Dyke Bypass. After testifying on his bill, Shannon issued the following statement:

“Sterling Heights police officer Leroy Imus was a dedicated man — not only to our country, but also our community. He served in the U.S. Navy and at the Sterling Heights Police Department as an officer for five years. This designation is a way to commemorate his commitment to the safety of our community. With this bill, part of M-53 will stand as a reminder of Officer Imus’ courage and sacrifice.