UPDATED: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:40pm
Waco, TX — The Waco Police Department will honor former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was killed last month while allegedly working with a veteran who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
On Tuesday morning, offiers will assist in the funeral procession of Kyle. The route of the procession from Midlothian to Austin will bring them through the Waco area on Interstate 35. It is believed the group will pass through our area sometime between 9:00 A.M and 10:00 A.M. The procession will be accompanied by military personnel, first responders and the Patriot Guard Riders. Several hundred cars, motorcycles and buses are expected to be in the procession.
Waco Police will block access ramps onto the southbound lanes of I-35 beginning at and ending at our city limits. The ramps will be closed approximately three minutes prior to the arrival of the procession and will remain closed until the group passes. Ramps will then be re-opened for normal traffic. Short delays are to be expected.
The Chris Kyle funeral procession is not expected to make a stop in Waco. There will however be a large contingent of Patriot Riders assembling at New Road and I-35. At some point during the passing of the procession they will travel on the southbound access road of I-35 and enter the procession at the on-ramp near Hillcrest Hospital.
This event may cause some back-up in and along the route. Citizens are asked to use extra caution if traveling in the area in the morning as there will be numerous motorcycles and additional traffic due to the procession. Waco P.D. encourages anyone who wants to view the procession driving through the city to please be mindful of where you park and to obey traffic laws.
It is estimated that the procession will travel at a speed of around 50-55 M.P.H. Drivers traveling on I-35 will not be allowed to pass the procession.