Police agencies statewide will step up enforcement of the state's "Ted Foss Move Over Law" on Monday to mark the anniversary of Trooper Ted Foss's death.
Foss was killed Aug. 31, 2000, by a passing vehicle as he responded to a crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90 in Winona, Minn.
His mother, 88-year-old Shirley Foss, says the heartache she felt that day has not diminished.
"My worst fears became a reality," said Foss, who spoke to reporters in Rochester for the first time since her son's death. "I wake up every day thinking Ted will still walk through the door at any moment. And he would be alive today if the driver would have just moved over and let Ted do his job in a safe way."
Under the "Ted Foss Move Over Law," motorists traveling on a road with two or more lanes must move one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles that have flashing lights activated. Drivers must reduce speed if they are unable to safely move over a lane. Fines can top $100.