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Published: Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 8:52 PM
Updated: Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 9:24 AM
KETTERING — Several streets in Dayton, Oakwood, Kettering and Centerville will be shut down Tuesday for the procession of law enforcement vehicles escorting slain Dayton Police Detective Jorge Del Rio to Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel.
The 55-year-old 30-year veteran law enforcement officer was shot Monday night while on assignment with a DEA task force. He was an organ donor. His death was pronounced Thursday afternoon.
The procession will follow his funeral, which is Tuesday at the University of Dayton Arena.
Traffic will be unable to continue in the same direction the escort will be traveling, Kettering police said Friday.
Traffic will not be able to cross at any intersections along the procession route for several hours as 2,000 or more law enforcement officers from the region and across the country are planning to attend Detective Del Rio's services.
Here are the details about the route:
Centerville police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be controlling traffic along southbound Far Hills Avenue from Rahn Road to I-675 in order to clear all the procession vehicles from the funeral home area.
Long delays are expected during this process as all southbound traffic will be stopped and northbound traffic will be shutdown at Far Hills and I-675 to allow vehicles to enter northbound I-675.
Police are urging people to use alternative routes in the Centerville area between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.