Memorial Highway in Lucerne Valley


Assemblyman Obernolte’s

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.