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Slain Lakewood Police Officer body|arrives Philadelphia-Yourfuneralguy

10 Dec

Memorial For Lakewood OfficersA Slain Lakewood Police Officer,  Sergeant Mark Renninger
arrived at the Philadelphia airport on Wednesda
y. A memorial service is set for Friday. Two other Lakewood police officers had Private burials on Wednesday in Seattle.

There was a procession to Sea-Tac airport in Seattle and a special honor Guard stayed with Mark Renninger in The Funeral Home all night Wednesday.

Authorities said Renninger, a former Army Ranger and nationally known SWAT trainer, and his fellow officers were targeted by Maurice Clemmons in a crowded coffee shop as they prepared for their shifts. Two days later, on Dec. 1, Clemmons was killed by a Seattle patrolman after being found near a broken-down vehicle on the side of a road.

For Friday’s ceremony at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, notices were sent to police departments across the country and city police are helping coordinate visiting police departments from throughout Pennsylvania plus New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia.-via www.chicagotribune.com

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Memorial Service|Police FuneralProcession largest in WA State’s History-Your Funeral Guy

9 Dec

The Memorial Service and Procession in Washington State for the slain Lakewood Police officers may have been the Largest in Washington State History.

The tributes and speeches were truly moving for those gunned downed simply because they were Police Officers.

The Governor of Washington State had called the funeral the darkest day in law enforcement history in the State of Washington.


The Funeral procession took 3 and a half hours longer than expected. so the Service did not get started on time.

Snippet from the Boston Herald
TACOMA, Wash. — Moving tributes to the four slain Lakewood, Wash., police officers were delivered by co-workers, friends and their children at Tuesday’s memorial service at the Tacoma Dome.

Austin Richards, the 16-year-old son of Greg Richards, said his father viewed his job as an honor despite the stresses inherent to law enforcement work.

He didn’t become more hardened or angry, just more thankful,” Richards said. “I guess you could say he didn’t see the point in anger.”-via news.bostonherald.com

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Lakewood Police Officer Memorial Procession Video-YourFuneralGuy

8 Dec

Here is a Lakewood  Police Officer Memorial Procession(motorcade) Videos. The 10 mile had procession had over 2,ooo police and emergency vehicles. While the officers caskets were being carried into the Tacoma dome vehicles were still leaving the airport. Why was there so much support? The officers were targeted and killed simply because they were police officers. Video below.

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Memorial Service(Funerals) For Lakewood officers Live on Television-YourFuneralGuy

8 Dec

Lakewood Slain police Offers Funeral will take place at the Tacoma Dome Dec 8th

The Memorial Service for the Lakewood Police Officers will be televised live. Seattle TV stations will be covering the Service LIVE . The Governor of the State of Washington, FBI director, Canadian Mounties are all expected to be present.

As the Three hour Funeral Procession Got under way, The Lakewood Police station was overflowing with flowers.

Here is where you can find television coverage.

The Tacoma Dome service, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., will be televised live on Seattle channels 4, 5 and 7.

TV stations KOMO, KING and KIRO also plan to pre-empt regular programming to provide live coverage of the 10-mile procession and related activities beginning at 10 a.m.

The three-hour procession of about 2,000 emergency vehicles, led by the slain officers’ families’ motorcade and cars from the Lakewood Police Department, will leave for the Dome from McChord Air Force Base about 10 a.m.

via www.peninsuladailynews.com

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More on Lakewood Police Funeral Procession.

There appears to be now live streaming video of the memorial service nationally or locally.

Lakewood Police Officer|Funeral| Individual Memorial Service-YourFuneralGuy

5 Dec

An individual memorial service was held for slain LAKEWOOD(Tacoma Washington Area) police officer Tina Griswold- in Shelton, Washington.  This is the Officer”s home town where she started as a dispatcher and later joined the police force there.

Here is a Memorial video for all Four Lakewood officers

Griswold, 40, whose maiden name was DeLong, graduated from Shelton High School in 1987. She later went to work as a communications officer at the 911 dispatch center in Shelton in 1992…….Griswold is survived by a 21-year old daughter and a 7-year old son.via www.q13fox.com

The Official Memorial Service  For all four Officer will be held at 1pm Tuesday December 8th at the Tacoma Dome.

A little known fact in the Sunday Shooting is that that the Coffee Shop-Forza Coffee- where the Shooting occurred  is directed by a former Oakland California Police Officer-Brad Carpenter.

Check out the info on the specially embroidered flag for the officers.

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Lakewood Police Officers Funerals|in the Line of Duty-YourFuneralGuy

4 Dec

Whenever there is a funeral|memorial service for police officers killed in the line of duty, officers on patrol are greatly distressed. Will it happen to me? Will I be in the the next one in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Here are a few pictures memorializing the four Lakewood Police Officers who were killed.

Above- Makeshift Memorial outside the Lakewood Police Department.

Above-Lakewood  Community Wreath

Memorial For Lakewood Officers

Above: Fire Department Wreath For Slain Lakewood Officers

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The Memorial Service for the Lakewood police officers will be next Tuesday at the Tacoma Dome.

Memorial Photos from flickr under the creative commons license from

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WA Slain Police Officers |Funeral|Tacoma Dome|20,000 officers to attend-YourFuneralGuy

2 Dec

Lakewood Slain police Officers Funeral will take place at the Tacoma Dome Dec 8th

The Lakewood  slain police officers will have a  Memorial Funeral in the Tacoma Dome on Tuesday Dec 8th.  The officers slain while eating breakfast on Sunday was as a scene from a horror film.

The Memorial service will be held next Tuesday. 20,000 police officers from around the Country are expected to attend.

More than 20,000 law enforcement personnel are expected to honor the four slain Lakewood police officers at a memorial service next Tuesday at the Tacoma Dome.

The public is invited to the 1 p.m. event, a solemn and tradition-laden service that honors those who die in the line of duty.

via www.thenewstribune.com

A special and rare funeral procession was held on Tuesday from the Medical Examiners Office to the Funeral Home.

No other Funeral arrangements have made available for the public at  this time.

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