Petition to name new Galax High football field after fallen deputy gains traction
GALAX, Va. (WSET) -- Members of the Galax community say the want the high schools new football field to be named after Curtis Bartlett.
He is the Carroll County deputy killed during a police vehicle chase back in March.
Bartlett is an alum of Galax High School.
A representative for the school says they are putting in a new Astroturf. Some in the community say that field should be named after Bartlett to honor him.
So they started a petition to do that. Already it's received 777 signatures.
The school says they are in the process of naming a fitness center after Bartlett. He was an avid fitness enthusiast.