Procession and Memorial for Fallen Trooper Thursday
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The Washington State Patrol has released information for Thursday morning’s procession to honor fallen Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu. The procession will go from Silverdale to Kent and end at ShoWare Center for the memorial service.
It will begin at 7:30am at Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. The procession will be led by Trooper Radulescu’s colleagues from the local State Patrol district office, followed by other law enforcement and emergency services personnel from Kitsap and neighboring counties.
The route will move onto SR 3 and then travel through the city of Port Orchard where Tony worked and lived.
The initial route is expected to be:
Exit Kitsap Mall to SR 3;
Southbound SR 3 to Gorst/SR 16 Interchange;
Exit to Bay Street (SR 166) just south of Gorst;
Travel through the City of Port Orchard along Bay Street;
Turn left on Port Orchard Boulevard;
Right onto Tremont Street West and back onto SR 16.
The procession will continue on SR 16 eastbound to I-5 and south to SR 512. They will meet up with additional law enforcement personnel staged just off 112th St. on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) property.
The route for the family procession will leave Mountain View Funeral Home on Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood at approximately 10:30am. They will rendezvous with those staged at JBLM on SR 512 and proceed to the ShoWare Center in Kent and arrive at approximately 11:15am.
The final leg of the procession route:
Leave Mountain View Funeral Home onto Steilacoom Boulevard.
Right on South Tacoma Way
Left on SR 512 East
To SR 167 North
Exit onto SR 516 to West Willis Street
Left onto 4th Ave. south
Left onto West James Street
Arrive at front of ShoWare Center on West James Street.
There will be no procession following the service.
For the public’s safety, please do not to stop on I-5, SR 512 or SR 167 during the procession.
Additionally, four local churches have set up remote locations for the public to view the memorial service. They are:
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
7700 Skansie Ave
Gig Harbor WA, 98335
Christian Faith Center
33645 20th Ave S
Federal Way WA, 98003
Puyallup Foursquare Church
601 9th AVE SE
Puyallup WA, 98372
Church For All Nations
111 112th St. E
Tacoma, WA 9442
Doors at each location will open at 12:30pm. Cards and other remembrances can also be left at any of the remote viewing sites.