Victory introduces bill honoring 25th anniversary of fallen police officer

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Roger Victory has introduced legislation honoring a fallen police officer from Grand Haven.

Senate Bill 527 would name a portion of highway U.S. 31 in Ottawa County after Public Safety Officer Scott Flahive of Grand Haven. Flahive was killed in 1994 while attempting to apprehend an escaped inmate of the Ottawa County Jail.

Dec. 13 will mark the 25th anniversary of Flahive’s death.

“Scott Flahive was a hero who had been on the Grand Haven Police Force less than a year when his life was taken from us,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “It is a privilege to help honor Scott in this way by introducing a measure to name a portion of U.S. 31 after him. May we all remember how he served us during his time on the force.”

Under the bill, the portion of U.S. 31 known as Beacon Boulevard — beginning at the intersection with Robbins Road in the city of Grand Haven and continuing north to the Grand Haven Bascule Bridge — would be known as the “Officer Scott Flahive Memorial Highway.”

SB 527 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.