Two stretches of Highway 71 in southwest Missouri now are named for former Highway Patrolmen. One, in Jasper County, is named for Trooper Charles Corbin, who was killed in a traffic crash in 1943. A tractor-trailer truck on the wrong side of the road hit his patrol car. he was the fourth Highway Patrolman to die in the line of duty. The other segment, in McDonald County, is named for Corporal Bobbie Harper. Harper was shot and seriously wounded by someone outside his house who waited for him to walk past a window in 1994. He died in 1996 after heart surgery that was not related to the shooting. But his family thinks the shooting shortened his life. Police have a suspect in that shooting but the man has not been caught.
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