A portion of Battle Creek's business loop I-94 ("the Penetrator") today was named for fallen Battle Creek police officer LaVern Brann.

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Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today honoring Brann, a police detective killed in the line of duty while investigating a homicide in May 2005,.by naming a portion of the I-94 business loop in Battle Creek after him.

Senate Bill 99, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Nofs, designates a portion of Business Loop I-94 in Battle Creek as the “Detective LaVern S. Brann Memorial Highway.”