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Dallas City Council unanimously approves changing portion of Lamar Street to Botham Jean Boulevard

Despite a few concerns from several city council members about the cost of address changes, Dallas City Council members unanimously voted to rename S Lamar Street after Botham Jean on Wednesday.

Image of twenty-six year old Botham Shem Jean
Twenty-six year old Botham Shem Jean

The request was submitted in July 2020, calling for S Lamar Street from Interstate 30 to S Central Expressway to be renamed to Botham Jean Boulevard. The street also runs in front of Jack Evans Police Headquarters and the apartment complex where Jean lived and where he was killed.

Lamar runs in front of the South Side Flats apartments where Jean lived and lost his life. It also runs in front of the Dallas Police Headquarters.

Botham was killed in his apartment by now-fired officer Amber Guyger who is serving a 10-year sentence for Jean’s murder.

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