OHP Trooper Who Promoted Road Safety Dies

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 7:19 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was the face of the statewide ``Click it or Ticket'' safety campaign has died.

The OHP says trooper JC Burris died Friday after a long bout with cancer. He was 45.

During Burris' 18-year career, he mostly worked to promote highway safety, and at the time of his death, he was assigned to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

Burris was diagnosed with colorectal cancer nearly three years ago, but continued to work throughout much of his treatment.

Trooper Pete Norwood says Burris never gave up, even when things didn't look too good.

Funeral arrangements for Burris have not been set.