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Stretch of Hwy. 101 named in honor of EMT killed at Oceano Dunes

Christopher Meadows Memorial Highway was dedicated Friday at the Madonna Inn.
Christopher Meadows Memorial Highway was dedicated Friday at the Madonna Inn. Courtesy photo

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.

Achadjian, county Supervisor Adam Hill, Sheriff Ian Parkinson and members of Meadows’ family attended a dedication ceremony Friday at the Madonna Inn.

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