Rep. Welter to host dedication of Patrolman Clarence Roseland Memorial Road in Morris

Illinois House Republican Conference Chair Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, invites members of the public to attend the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Patrolman Clarence Roseland Memorial Road at a ceremony to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7 at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department east parking lot located at 111 E. Illinois Avenue.

As a result of legislation passed by Representative Welter, the portion of Illinois Route 47 from Pine Bluff Road to Washington Street has been designated the “Patrolman Clarence Roseland Memorial Road”. Permanent signage will be erected adjacent to the Illinois River Bridge along Illinois Route 47. A patrolman with the Morris Police Department, Clarence Roseland was killed in the line of duty on February 3, 1935, leaving behind a wife and four young children.

Members of the Roseland family will be in attendance at the dedication along with community leaders including Mayor Chris Brown, Police Chief Alicia Steffes, Grundy County Board Chairman Chris Balkema, and Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley. Light refreshments will be available after the ceremony.

Representative Welter introduced and sponsored House Joint Resolution 46 to designate the Patrolman Clarence Roseland Memorial Road in May 2021. Leader Sue Rezin sponsored the resolution in the State Senate where it was adopted in April 2022.

For questions or to RSVP, please call Representative Welter’s office at (815) 416-1475 or e-mail