JOPLIN, Mo. — Later this week, the second of three fallen Joplin police officers will have a bridge named in his honor.
On Friday, the South Connecticut Avenue Bridge — over I-44 — will officially become the “Officer Timothy Nielson Memorial Bridge.”
He lost his life in a house explosion in 2004 while on duty.
It comes a month after Officer Jake Reed’s name was attached to the 20th Street Bridge near Joplin High School.
Friday’s ceremony will start at 3:00 p.m. on the south side of the bridge.
Parking will be available at the nearby First Baptist Church.
Two weeks from this Friday — a dedication ceremony will take place for the “Corporal Benjamin Cooper Memorial Bridge.” which is the bridge on South Range Line Road, near Sutherland’s.