Sunday marks two years since Trooper Jones-Story tragic death

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Two years have now passed since Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed in the line of duty.

Jones-Story was inspecting a vehicle on the side of the road when she was hit by a semi on US-20 in Stephenson County. She had served with ISP for over a decade.

Since her death, Illinois lawmakers have cracked down on Scott’s Law violators.

Craig Dittmar, the man who struck and killed Jones-Story, will spend six months in jail. He was sentenced in February of this year.

In 2019, Dittmar fell asleep at the wheel and hit the trooper. He plead guilty to 2 of the 3 counts against him, including reckless homicide.

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