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Former North Dakota trooper to receive new headstone 68 years after dying on duty

Former state trooper Beryl McLane will receive a new headstone on behalf of the North Dakota Troopers Association.

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JAMESTOWN — A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper who died in the line of duty in 1954 will receive a new headstone Monday, Aug. 1.

The headstone, courtesy of the North Dakota Trooper's Association, placed at 1 p.m. in a ceremony at Highland Home Cemetery, 3309 Hwy 281 SE in Jamestown.

Beryl McLane served the North Dakota Highway Patrol for 13 years before dying in the line of duty when he was hit head-on by a drunken driver in his patrol car on July 30, 1954, near LaMoure.

The driver was traveling on the wrong the side of the road while speeding.

The North Dakota Trooper's Association and an anonymous donor purchased the headstone to honor McLane.

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