Highway in Lucerne Valley
Resolution to Honor Local Hero
Sacramento, California ____
Wednesday August 24th, the Assembly Concurrent Resolution 180 authored by
Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) passed out of the Legislature with
unanimous support. The resolution designates a portion of State Highway Route
247, in San Bernardino County as the Sergeant Brian
Walker Memorial Highway in honor of a local hero who sacrificed his
life in service to this country.
Sergeant Brian L. Walker was born and raised in
San Bernardino County’s High Desert region and attended Lucerne Valley High
School. Walker was an officer in the Future Farmers of America program. He
later served as a military policeman in the United States Army, assigned to the
425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne),
25th Infantry Division.
Six days after arriving
for his second deployment in the Middle East, Sergeant Walker was tragically
killed in Afghanistan on May 13, 2012. A vehicle under Walker’s command was hit
with an improvised explosive device, killing him and the driver of the vehicle,
Private First Class Richard L. McNulty III.
“We owe a
great debt to Sergeant Walker and I am very proud to say that this American
hero called my district his home,” Obernolte said.
“Naming a local
highway for him is a small way in which we can honor his sacrifice and his
selfless service to our country.”
Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the
33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of
Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big
River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead,
Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver
Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.