Edmonds police will be represented in today’s memorial procession along Seattle streets for Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton, who was killed while sitting in his police car last Saturday night.
Edmonds Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Anderson said the department will be sending at least three motorcycle officers, a traffic car and between three and six additional police cars to participate in the procession, which will depart at 9 a.m. from the University of Washington and will travel to a service for the slain officer at Key Arena.
During the procession, which is expected to last from 9 a.m. to noon, other traffic will not be allowed on the route and will not be allowed to cross it. So if you work in Seattle anywhere near the procession route, the Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers to expect severe congestion near its path, especially as mourners are also anticipated along its course.
The memorial procession will use the following route: begins at the University of Washington’s E-1 parking lot; south on Montlake Boulevard Northeast to 24th Avenue East; south on 24th to 23rd Avenue East; south on 23rd to East Madison Street; west on Madison to East Pine Street; west on Pine to Broadway; north on Broadway to East Denny Way; west on Denny to 1st Avenue North; north on 1st to Key Arena.
Parking will not be allowed along the route and temporary “No Parking” signs will be in place. In addition, 1st Avenue North (Denny to Mercer) and Mercer Street (1st to 5th Avenues North) will be closed when the procession arrives at those locations. Roads around the Seattle Center will also be closed to traffic, to include parking, prior to the event.
The public memorial service for Officer Brenton will begin at 1 p.m. at Key Arena, with doors opening at 11 a.m.