Pierce County officials on Thursday released some details about Tuesday's memorial service for four slain Lakewood police officers, an event expected to attract thousands of fellow officers and first responders from across the country.
The service will be open to the public, but organizers warned there likely will not be many seats for the general public. The Dome seats more than 19,100 people and county officials have said more than 20,000 members of the law enforcement and first responder community could attend.
Doors will open at 11 a.m.
Organizers say most parking lots around the Dome will be reserved for the vehicles involved in the preceding procession.
Pierce Transit will have free, limited bus service from two alternative parking locations – Cheney Stadium and the Tacoma Mall’s North Parking Lot – to the Dome.
The bus service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Return trips will be provided immediately after the memorial service.
Local television stations are expected to broadcast the events.
Pacific Lutheran University’s Olson Auditorium, 124th Street South and 10th Avenue South, will be open to the public to watch the memorial service. Organizers recommend this site.
Parking will be provided at Church of All Nations, 111 112th St. E., and shuttles will be available to and from the auditorium. The auditorium will open at 9 a.m.
Stacey Mulick, The News Tribune