Watch: Orlando Highway Renamed In Honor Of Late Florida Police Officer

A stretch of highway in Orlando has been named in honor of a late Florida police officer who authorities say was gunned down by a man wanted for another murder.

A road designation sign was placed at Princeton Street and North John Young Parkway, along Silver Star Road.

The was dubbed the "Lieutenant Debra Clayton Memorial Highway" Monday morning. The unveiling of new signs for the road took place on what would have been her 43rd birthday.

Source: Fallen Officer Memorial

The suspect in Clayton's case, Markeith Loyd, is accused of gunning down Clayton in January weeks after authorities say he fatally shot 24-year-old Sade Dixon. 

Loyd's case prompted a legal skirmish between Orlando's state attorney and Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

State Attorney Aramis Ayala said she wouldn't seek the death penalty in Loyd's case or any others. 

Scott responded by transferring her death penalty cases to another prosecutor.

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