Plan to name road for fallen officer is put off

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A highway won’t be named after slain Franconia, New Hampshire police Corporal Bruce McKay this year.  

The House voted 257-95 yesterday to study the idea in hopes the emotions would ease.

A House committee recommended more study for a proposal to name a two-mile stretch of the Franconia Notch Parkway the Corporal Bruce McKay Memorial Parkway. The committee said it wanted time to hear from the town and surrounding communities.

McKay was shot to death last May by Easton resident Liko Kenney. A passer-by then shot Kenney to death. At a hearing on the proposal, some area residents and a member of Kenney’s family said they opposed it.

The incident divided the town. Some believe McKay should be honored. Others believe the officer pushed Kenney to the breaking point with aggressive police tactics

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