House approves Rep. Alexander plan to honor fallen Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum

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Legislation renames portion of I-94 in Jackson County

The Michigan House today unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. Julie Alexander to rename a portion of I-94 in Jackson County between the 139 and 141 exits as the Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum Memorial Highway.

Budd was working at the State Prison of Southern Michigan on Dec. 27, 1987 when he was attacked and murdered by an inmate. He left behind a wife and son.

McCallum was found murdered at the bottom of a stairwell in the activities building of the State Prison of Southern Michigan on March 24, 1987. She left behind a son and husband.

“Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum put their own lives on the line to maintain public safety,” said Alexander, of Hanover.  “Their bravery and courage during their time of service deserves to be recognized with this highway renaming memorial.”

House Bill 5923 advances to the Senate for consideration.

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