Stretch of Hwy 1 dedicated to Mendocino Deputy killed in the line of duty

FORT BRAGG- A stretch of Highway 1 has been dedicated to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty this year.

A public gathering and private road side ceremony was held to honor Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino Tuesday. A three mile stretch from mile post marker 62, south of Pudding Creek Bridge, to mile post marker 65, near MacKerricher State Park, has been dedicated to him.

Del Fiorentino died in March during a shoot out with kidnapping suspect in Fort Bragg.