Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Officer Procession Details

To follow-up on Kevin's "Just Take A Moment"

For anyone who is interested in coming out, the following information was released this morning and forwarded by a station Crime Prevention Officer. The date is not included in the press release, but he confirmed this is to take place tomorrow (October 30).

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release: 08/Funeral Info/(drg)
October 29, 2008
Funeral Procession for 2Lt. Frank Stecco

The funeral procession will leave Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road at approximately 9 a.m. and continue to Cecil D. Hylton Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge. Police have limited the number of vehicles in this special procession from the funeral home to a drive by of the Mount Vernon District Station before proceeding to the chapel.

Members of the community wishing to pay their respects to 2Lt. Frank Stecco are asked to line the procession route at points most convenient to them. The proper show of respect and honor for civilians is placing the right hand over the heart and holding it there while the hearse and the family pass.

Police anticipate crowds at the Mount Vernon District Station prior to the arrival of the procession. Parkers Lane will be closed briefly to traffic. There will be no street parking around the station. The community is advised to park away from the station and walk in.

The procession is expected to travel at approximately 25 miles per hour causing delays. Motorists who encounter the procession anywhere along the route are asked to give the right-of-way. Please do not break into the procession.

The funeral procession route is as follows:
Departure from Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home is expected to begin at
approximately 9 a.m.
1. Left on to Braddock Road
2. Right on to S I495
3. Right on Route 1 south
4. Left on to Fort Hunt Road
5. Right on to Sherwood Hall Lane
6. Left on to Parkers Lane, pause at Mount Vernon Station
7. Parkers Lane changes to Collingwood Road
8. Right on to George Washington Memorial Parkway
9. Construction at Mount Vernon Street changes to Mount Vernon
Memorial Highway
10. Left on to Route 1 south
11. Left exit I95 South
12. Exit #156 Dale Blvd Route 784 W Dale City Rippon Landing exit.
13. Stay left on Potomac Mills Road ramp
14. Top of ramp go straight into 14640 Potomac Mills Road Hylton Chapel

Interment will take place at Quantico National Cemetery at approximately 2 p.m. Services are open to the public; however parking will be extremely limited. Funeral Motorcade to Quantico National Cemetery.

The funeral procession will exit Hylton Chapel at approximately 12:30 and travel to Quantico National Cemetery Route:
1. Exit left on to southbound Gideon Boulevard.
2. Turn left on Dale Boulevard.
3. Southbound I95
4. Exit on to westbound Dumfries Road
5. Enter Quantico National Cemetery on left

The public should be aware that traffic along the roadways where the procession will take place will be impacted. Please be aware of the possibility of congestion or delay as you travel Northern Virginia roadways on Thursday afternoon.

Please be patient as family, public safety personnel, friends and the community mourn the death of 2Lt. Frank Stecco.