Bridge named in memory of hero Zaevion Dobson, who shielded friends from gunfire

Bridge named in memory of hero Zaevion Dobson, who shielded friends from gunfire

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Bridge named in memory of hero Zaevion Dobson, who shielded friends from gunfire

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The Heiskell Avenue bridge over Interstate 275 in Tennessee was officially renamed the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Bridge on Friday.

Back in April, lawmakers approved changing the name of the bridge near the Lonsdale neighborhood where the 15-year-old Fulton High School sophomore lost his life in December 2015 while shielding his friends from gunfire.

RELATED: Two charged with murder in Dobson case

The new bridge sign was unveiled during halftime of Fulton’s home football game Friday night. Dobson’s mother, Zenobia, and his brother, Zach, were joined at the presentation ceremony by state Rep. Eddie Smith and former state Rep. Joe Armstrong.

Zenobia Dobson said she couldn’t be prouder of her son.

“Just proud … honored to be a mother of a hero. It’s time for a change, and it’s going to start with our kids first. I know Zaevion is watching,” she said.

Former state Rep. Joe Armstrong, Zenobia Dobson and state Rep. Eddie Smith show the new Zaevion Dobson Memorial Bridge sign during halftime of the Fulton High School football game (Photo: Chierstin Susel, WBIR)

Former state Rep. Joe Armstrong, Zenobia Dobson and state Rep. Eddie Smith show the new Zaevion Dobson Memorial Bridge sign during halftime of the Fulton High School football game (Photo: Chierstin Susel, WBIR)

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