Memorial ~ Wayne Jake Baardson ~ April 9, 1952 to August 12, 2002
Story behind these Washington State signs: www.wsdot.wa.gov/biz/trafficoperations/traffic/duisigns.htm
"Washington was the first state to allow such signs, starting in 1994..."
This memorial is just before the Covington Washington exit on Highway 18 going east. It's for "Jake" Baardson, a 50 year old DOT worker killed on the job by a driver under the influence of OxyContin. www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/GovernorLocke/press/press-view...