Road designations honor slain Orlando officer, Arnold Palmer


A transportation measure (SB 368) that was among 28 bills signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott designates sections of Orange County roads after slain Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton and the late golf legend Arnold Palmer.

Clayton, a 17-year veteran killed in January when she encountered murder suspect Markeith Loyd, will have her name tied to State Road 438 between John Young Parkway and Pine Hills Road.

State Road 408, between Kirkman Road and Clarke Road, will be designated as “Arnold Palmer Expressway.”

The honors are part of a law, effective July 1, which provides designations to 50 roads and bridges across the state.

A part of U.S. 441 in Miami-Dade County will be “Muhammad Ali Boulevard,” and a portion of U.S. 90 in Santa Rosa County will honor Wendell Hall, who retired last year after 16 years as the county's sheriff.