A procession to honor slain trooper Tony Radulescu and also escort his body to a memorial service Thursday will have well over 100 cars and travel through three counties, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The procession could tie up traffic on its way to the ShoWare Center in Kent. Read on for more details on the planned route.
The procession will begin with a relatively small number of vehicles, led by Radulescu’s colleagues and including other local law-enforcement and emergency-services staff, at 7:30 a.m. in Kitsap County. Those vehicles will travel through Port Orchard, where Radulescu worked and lived.
That procession will then meet up with more law-enforcement personnel and a family procession carrying Radulescu’s body. Together, the groups will proceed to Kent.
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The Washington State Patrol released details of the procession route for Radulescu this week.
Thousands are expected at the public memorial at Kent’s ShoWare Center, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
The initial route is listed as follows, according to the release:
- 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 and meet up with additional law enforcement and the family off 112th St. on Joint Base Lewis McChord property.
After all three groups meet up, the procession will head to ShoWare Center via SR 512 East, and the route will continue as follows:
- 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
Here’s a map of the route:
View the Trooper Tony Radulescu procession in a larger map
There will be no procession following the service. The State Patrol has asked people not to stop on I-5, SR 512 or SR 167 during the procession and to take alternate routes Thursday to avoid traffic.
Here’s another release with commuter information from the WSDOT.