State Lawmakers Name Bridge after Captain Kuss
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:45 am
Members of the Rutherford County Legislative Delegation -- including State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro), and State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) -- announced that they will memorialize fallen Blue Angels Captain Jeff Kuss with a proclamation and bridge dedication on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The dedication is part of the Town of Smyrna's annual Veterans Day Ceremony. It will be held at the Smyrna Town Hall, located at 315 South Lowry Street, beginning at 11:00 A.M. The Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial Bridge will span Stewart Creek on State Route 266 in Smyrna.
A Blue Angels pilot and Marine Corps officer from Colorado, Kuss died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff during a practice for the Great Tennessee Air Show in June of 2016. The incident occurred near the runway at the Smyrna Airport. Miraculously, there were no additional injuries or deaths caused by the tragedy.
Those who attend the ceremony will have an opportunity to sign a replica of the highway memorial sign which will be presented to the family of Captain Kuss at a later date.