The annual Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial ceremony is set for 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol Campus.
The ceremony honors law enforcement officers who gave their lives or were injured in the line of duty, or those who are being recognized for meritorious conduct.
It will include a 21-gun salute, with practice salutes behind the General Administration Building earlier in the day.
Organizers estimate as many as 500 people might attend the event at the memorial north of the Temple of Justice on the top of the hill above Heritage Park.
Ceremony setup begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, requiring the closure of the roadway behind the Temple of Justice. The north diagonal will also be closed from about 6 p.m. Thursday until about 3 p.m. Friday.
On Friday, road closures from about 9:15 a.m.- 3 p.m. include Cherry Lane, from the flag circle north to Water Street, the bend of Water Street around the greenhouses, and then east along 11th Avenue, in front of the General Administration Building, up to Columbia Street.
The Dash shuttle will continue to make stops on the west campus throughout the day, but will be rerouted from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m., using the traffic circle by the Winged Victory Monument as a temporary turnaround.Staff report