HARRISBURG - A section of state road in northeastern Pennsylvania has been named in honor of a state trooper who was killed in the line of duty this year.

A bill that named a portion of Route 611 in Monroe County the Trooper Joshua D. Miller Memorial Highway was signed into law yesterday by Gov. Rendell.

Miller was shot and killed in June after a 40-mile chase of an armed man. Daniel Autenrieth also seriously wounded another trooper but was himself killed by police. Autenrieth had kidnapped his 9-year-old son, but the boy wasn't harmed.

Miller's survivors include his wife, Angela, a state police dispatcher in Luzerne County, and three daughters. - AP