The House of Representatives has voted to name rest areas along Interstate 72 between Champaign and Decatur as the ''Sergeant Myron G. Deckard Memorial Rest Area.''
Myron Deckard was a Vermilion County Sheriff Sgt. killed in the line of duty 14 years ago.
The legislation was sponsored by State Representative Chad Hays of Catlin. Hays educated his House members that ''Sergeant Deckard was shot and killed in the line of duty while transporting a prisoner along I-72 from Macon County to Vermilion County,'' Hays added, ''He was a valued member of the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department for 32 years and is very deserving of this honor.''