NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A section of Interstate 440 has been dedicated in the memory of a slain Tennessee corrections official.
A car parade and dedication were held Sunday for the Debra K. Johnson Memorial Parkway in Nashville.
Johnson was a Tennessee Department of Correction administrator whose body was found in her home on the grounds of a state prison in Henning in August 2019.
Johnson had been a state employee for 38 years and oversaw wardens at several area prisons.
Inmate Curtis Ray Watson was charged with killing Johnson before escaping prison on a tractor.
His trial, originally set for last October, has been rescheduled for next September.