HIGHWAY DEDICATION ANNOUNCED
A Highway Dedication and Memorial Service for Trooper William R. "Randy" Bender,
(pictured right) and his father, Deputy Sheriff William "Bill" Bender will be held at the
Marion County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 15th, at 10:00 AM. In 1973, Deputy
Bender was killed along Route 309 in Marion while en route to set up a road block
as a result of an escape from a nearby jail. Just 9 years later, his son, Trooper
Randy Bender died after being struck by a tractor trailer while directing traffic
at a construction site. House Bill 26, sponsored by Ohio Representative Tracy
Richardson, will designate a portion of Ohio State Route 309 as the "Deputy Sheriff
Bill Bender and Trooper Randy Bender Memorial Highway."
The Sunbird Reunion will be at the All Occasions Banquet Facility
south of Waldo on Saturday, August 20th.
The Annual Luncheon is Scheduled for October 22nd at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Grove City.
The 2023 Snowbird Reunion will be at the Marriott Conference Center in Lake Mary Florida, February 23-25.