COLD SPRING - Part of Highway 23 could be renamed for fallen Cold Spring-Richmond Peace Officer Tom Decker.

A bill was introduced in both the State House and Senate to rename the stretch of highway from Cold Spring to Richmond the "Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway".  Senator Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville authored the bill.

State Representative Jeff Howe of Rockville introduced the bill in the House on Tuesday as well.

They now begin the process of requesting hearings, and moving the bill through the process to become law.

Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed in Cold Spring on November 29th.  His murder remains unsolved.