Road named for Kirkersville chief killed in line of duty

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH (WCMH) — Gone but never forgotten, former Kirkersville Police Chief Eric DiSario will always be a fixture in the Washington Courthouse community and at his former high school.  The entrance of the high school is now known as “Steven Eric DiSario Way”.

DiSario is a true American hero. Who gave his life on May 12, 2017.

“Eric was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife Erin and a loving dad to Olivia, Braden, Grace, Chloe, Cameron and Liliana,” said Tracy Rose, Washington High School Principal.

In an auditorium filled with family and friends, the high school that shaped DiSario into the man he was, dedicated the campus road in his name and announced two scholarships to two graduating seniors in his honor.

“Every time I pull in for a high school basketball game with my kids, I have three kids under the age of 8, I’m going to say “Hey. That’s the guy that I knew. He had great character’, said former classmate, Lisa King.

Lisa King and best friend Jason Jones, along with other former classmates from their graduating 1997 Blue Lion Washington courthouse high school class, remember DiSario simply as Eric, a loyal, caring, courageous friend. 

“The thin blue line is very thin and Eric was a sheepdog,” said Jones.

Always willing to protect and serve, something that everyone says is the “Steven Eric DiSario Way”.

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