Funeral plans set for fallen CHP officers
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Highway Patrol released new details for the joint funeral services to honor two fallen officers killed in a traffic crash Monday.
Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law died in a crash on Highway 99 near Kingsburg while responding to a 911 call.
Services will be held Monday at the Save Mart Center in Northeast Fresno.
The Save Mart Center is already warning drivers the joint funeral will likely cause traffic delays.
Organizers are expecting thousands of family, friends, and state officials to show up and honor the two CHP officers.
Local law enforcement and state agencies are preparing the route that will take the fallen officers to their final resting spot.
Fresno police will be handling traffic closures for what's expected to be a large procession. A traffic advisory is in place for a many Valley roads and highways.
Services for Gonzalez and Law start Monday at 10 am. Once those are complete Fresno police say the procession will travel east on Shaw Avenue at about noon.
Police say expect road closures while loved ones and colleagues make their way along Shaw to Villa and head north to the Clovis Cemetery where Officer Law will be laid to rest.
From there, police say expect delays to begin around 12:30 as the procession will head along freeways 168 to 180 and then along southbound 41 to southbound 99 down to Officer Gonzalez's final resting place in Tulare.
Officers are advising drivers to expect 30 minute delays along those Valley freeways between 2 and 6pm while the procession carries on.
In addition to loved ones and fellow law enforcement Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris will both attend the services.
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