Local headlines for the last Friday in April:
Tim Chuey: Precipitation chances dwindle as the day progresses and a warmer and drier weekend lies ahead. Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers today with small hail possible (0.10 in. of rain possible), partly cloudy tonight with a slight (20%) chance of showers.
Agencies to help during memorial
Florence Police Chief Maurice Sanders said he didn’t hesitate for a moment when asked if his department would be willing to send an officer to Eugene today to help keep the peace on city streets while Eugene police officers grieve the loss of colleague Chris Kilcullen.
Chris Kilcullen Memorial Service:
The motorcade procession will begin Friday, April 29 at 11 a.m. This is for emergency vehicles only. The public will not be allowed to take part in the procession but are encouraged to watch the procession along the route. If you want to view the procession, officials recommend finding a spot along the route by 10 a.m. and expect traffic congestion and delays until after 1 p.m.
The procession route begins on Leo Harris Parkway behind Autzen Stadium and then travels:
* East on MLK/Centennial,then
* North on Pioneer Parkway to I-105/OR 126, then
* East on I-105/OR 126 to 52nd Street, then
* U-turn back westbound on OR 126/I-105, then
* To 6th Avenue off-ramp in Eugene, then
* Onto 6th Avenue to Chambers Street, then
* West to 2nd Avenue to Garfield, then
* South to 7th Avenue, then
* East on 7th Avenue/Franklin Blvd. to Matthew Knight Arena
The Police Memorial Service with full honors for Officer Chris Kilcullen will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 29, at Matthew Knight Arena. There will be no public parking available at the Matthew Knight Arena area, instead, free LTD shuttle buses will be from the Lane County Events Center. Shuttle buses will depart from the Lane County Fairgrounds special events parking area on 13th Avenue near Van Buren Street. Shuttles will operate continuously from 12:45 p.m. though 2 p.m. Shuttles service will begin boarding customers immediately following the service and will operate for approximately 60 minutes. Buses will drop off riders at the Arena and pick them up in the same location to return to the Lane Events Center after the service.
Eugene Daily News extends its condolences to Officer Kilcullen’s family and friends, and to his brothers and sisters in blue still serving our community.