The stretch of Highway 101 between Madonna Road and San Luis Bay Drive was designated as Christopher Meadows Memorial Highway on Friday to honor Meadows, a search-and-rescue team member who was killed in the line of duty.
Meadows, 24, was responding to a report of a person with a broken leg on the Oceano Dunes on May 24, 2009, when his ATV rolled over on him. He was the first member of San Luis Obispo County's search-and-rescue team to be lost in the line of duty.
He was a graduate of Cal Poly's Orfalea College of Business, had his EMT certificate and was applying to paramedic schools when he died.
Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo, authored a bill that allowed the highway to be designated in Meadows’ memory.
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Achadjian, county Supervisor Adam Hill, Sheriff Ian Parkinson and members of Meadows’ family attended a dedication ceremony Friday at the Madonna Inn.