State officials have dedicated the new Interstate 95 tourist information center to the honor of Cpl. Theodore D. Wolf, the state trooper who was slain March 29 while patrolling the highway.
The center, in the Savage area of I-95 between Md. 2116 and Md. 32, will provide tourist and travel information for motorists. Gov. William Donald Schaefer made the dedication Wednesday.
Schaefer said the center should stand as a landmark for what tourism means to the state's economy and for what Wolf meant to the safety of I-95 motorists.
"It is fitting that everyone who stops here be reminded of Corporal Wolf's heroism and the dedication of all our police officers to public safety," Schaefer said in a prepared statement.
Interstate 95 is the busiest roadway in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The center, a cooperative effort between businesses, the State Highway Administration and the Department of Economic and Employment Development, will be open 9a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
Several of members of Wolf's family attended the ceremony. Wolf's who was 40 and a 16-year veteran of the state police, was shot twice in the head after making a routine traffic stop on I-95 in Jessup.
County prosecutors are in the process of extraditing two suspects in the Wolf shooting, who are being held in New York prisons on weapons charges.