ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Family, friends and fellow officers are saying goodbye to Officer Daniel Webster.
Tuesday there will be the public funeral and burial with full military honors. Following the service, a procession will make its way to Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho. Police and firefighters will stand guard until Webster is buried.
The public memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. and officials are asking the public to be seated inside the auditorium no later than 10:30 a.m. People are also encouraged to line the procession route along Alameda. Police do not want people to stop on the highway.
The governor has ordered flags to be flown at half staff on Tuesday.
The procession will take the following route Tuesday:
- Fifth to Roma
- Stop in front of APD main for final dispatch
- Fourth to Lomas
- Lomas to Broadway
- Broadway to MLK
- MLK to I-25
- I-25 to Alameda
- Alameda to Highway 528
- Highway 528 to Sara
- Sara to Meadowlark
The group The Pink Behind The Thin Blue Line is organizing a support rally for the procession. You can find more information here »
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On Sunday a motorcade brought a special flag that will remain with Officer Webster until he’s buried. The flag honors war veterans and those in law enforcement.
New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas also held a carwash fundraiser for Webster’s family, where volunteers washed the hearse that’ll carry Officer Webster, along with dozens and dozens of other cars that lined up. The car wash was able to raise more than $13,000.
KRQE News 13 will be live streaming the memorial service Tuesday morning.