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December 3, 2009 at 2:00 PM

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Details on Tuesday memorial for slain police officers

Posted by John de Leon

Pierce County has released the following details for next week's memorial service for the four Lakewood police officers who were killed last Sunday:

On Tuesday, the Memorial Service for the four Lakewood Police officers will be held at the Tacoma Dome at 1 p.m.

The procession will begin at approximately 10 a.m. at the McChord Air Force Base North Gate. It will proceed through Lakewood to the Lakewood Police Department, where the families of the slain officers and the Lakewood Police will join the procession. They will proceed from there to the Tacoma Dome.

The Memorial Service is open to the public, but there will be limited seated due to the anticipated number of law enforcement and other public safety personnel attending. Officials recommend that the public select a spot along the processional route to show their respect or attend a memorial service remote site, such as the Pacific Lutheran University's Olson Auditorium.

Emergency Services 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.

Pierce Transit will operate limited bus service from two alternative parking locations, to the Tacoma Dome. This service will be free to the public. Bus service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the last ones will leave each location at 12 noon. They will provide return trips immediately after the memorial service. The public is strongly encouraged to utilize these off-site parking lots.

The two off-site parking areas are:
-Cheney Stadium, 2502 South Tyler Street, Tacoma
-Tacoma Mall - North Parking Lot (across the parking lot from Macy's, next to Goodyear Tire store)

Please note that a majority of the parking lots at the Tacoma Dome will be reserved for the memorial procession vehicles and other emergency service vehicles.

Pacific Lutheran University - Memorial Service Remote Site Pacific Lutheran University will be opening Olson Auditorium to the public as a remote site for Tuesday's Memorial Service. This is the site recommended for the public.

Parking is at the Church of All Nations, 111 112th St. E. Shuttles will transport to the auditorium beginning at 9:30 a.m. to the beginning of the memorial ceremony at 1 p.m. The shuttle service will resume after the ceremony to transport people back to the parking area. The auditorium is at the intersection of 124th St. South and 10th Ave. South in Parkland. The doors will open at 9 a.m

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