It was most fitting that the first car to travel on the newly minted Officer Dennis McNamara Memorial Highway Monday was the very patrol car the Upper Darby patrolman was driving 15 years ago. You can read our complete coverage of the event here. It's a reminder of something police officers stress all the time. There really is no such thing as a routine call. Danger lurks around every corner. State Rep. Jamie Santora, R-163, of Upper Darby, and Sen. Tom McGarrigle, R-26, worked to get the measure approved. Fifteen years can slip by in the blink of an eye. Unless, of course, you are mourning a husband, a father, a valued colleague. Dennis McNamara had much to offer. It was snatched away in a moment of terror by a craven, unthinking career criminal who was thinking only of not returning jail. Instead, he sentenced those who knew McNamara to a lifetime of wondering why. We salute the effort to honor Dennis McNamara, and continue to mourn his absence.