State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) attended the recent ceremonial sign dedication for the "Deputy Marty Martin Memorial Highway," which will include the portion of Interstate 71 between Interstate 270 and Stringtown Road in southern Franklin County.

State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) attended the recent ceremonial sign dedication for the "Deputy Marty Martin Memorial Highway," which will include the portion of Interstate 71 between Interstate 270 and Stringtown Road in southern Franklin County.

The highway honors Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Marty Martin, who was killed in 2008 in an automobile accident on I-71 while he and another deputy were on duty. He was 35 years old.
"Deputy Martin was a hero within our community, and the legacy that he leaves behind will never be forgotten," Grossman said in a written statement. "The memorial highway is just one of the ways we can continue to keep him and his family in our prayers."

Martin had served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He was a member of the special investigations unit but, according to The Columbus Dispatch, was best known for his training and handling of police dogs, a number of which had attended his funeral.