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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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Thin Blue Line and the Lakewood Police Funeral Motorcade Route-YourFuneralGuy

7 Dec

1,000  vehicles will be in the Lakewood Police Procession

1,000 police and emercency vehicles will be in the Lakewood Police Memorial Procession

The Lakewood Police  Memorial Motorcade|Procession begins Tuesday at 10:00 am. The nation is expected to watch-the reason the thin blue line. Thin Blue Line has a registered trademark. It is simply a blue line on a black background.

Essentially there are three meanings.

1. The thin blue line represents the thin line  Police Officers walk daily between life and death.

2. The thin blue line represents the police officer role of separating the good from the bad order from chaos.

3. The thin blue line  on black is a memorial or a connection or memory between Officers killed in the line of Duty and those who continue with their duties in the present.


Here is the Motorcade procession Route for Tuesday, December 8th. The public is encouraged to find a viewing location along the route as seats at the Tacoma Dome will be mostly taken up with attending police officers.

“Procession Route (McChord Air Force Base to Tacoma Dome) – Tuesday 10 a.m.
Leave McChord Air Force Base, North Gate, north on South Tacoma Way (Lakewood) South on South Tacoma Way Extension (Lakewood) West on 108th St. (Lakewood) North on Lakeview Drive SW (Lakewood) West on 100th St. SW (Lakewood) North on Lakewood Dr. SW (Lakewood) stopping at the Lakewood Police Department East on Steilacoom Blvd. (Lakewood) North on South Tacoma Way (Lakewood, Tacoma) East on East 26th St. (Tacoma) South on East C St. (Tacoma) Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma

Memorial Service begins at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 11 a.m “-via www.king5.com

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