Fallen Park Police Sgt. Being Laid to Rest

Traffic Delays Expected Along Processional Route

By Jennifer Doren
|  Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011  |  Updated 10:50 AM EDT
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Fallen Park Police Sgt. Being Laid to Rest

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A U.S. Park Police Sergeant who died in the line of duty will be laid to rest Wednesday.

Sgt. Michael Boehm suffered a fatal heart attack last month while trying to rescue an injured person under the Key Bridge.
 
Funeral services for the 19-year veteran of the force will take place Wednesday morning at the Church of the Nativity in Burke, Virginia.

A processional through D.C. will take place following the service and could last around 90 minutes.

It will travel from the church in Burke around 11:30 a.m. and head for the U.S. Park Police headquarters in downtown Washington.

The procession will then head back to Virginia for Boehm’s burial at Fairfax Memorial Park.

Dozens of people gathered to remember Boehm at his wake Tuesday night.

Sergeant Boehm leaves behind a wife and son.

Officials are warning that the funeral procession will have a significant effect on vehicle traffic.  Drivers are advised to avoid the processional if possible.  It will travel the following route:

   Procession will exit the church making right turn on Old Keene Mill Rd  
   Left on Fairfax County Parkway  
   Left on ramp to I 395 north HOV  
   Left on exit ramp to Washington Blvd/VA Rt 27  
   Washington Blvd/VA Rt 27 to Memorial Bridge  
   Across Memorial Bridge into Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial  
   South on 23rd Street on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial  
   Left turn eastbound Independence Avenue to Maine Ave  
   Maine Ave to East Basin Dr heading towards the Jefferson Memorial  
   South on Ohio Dr towards Hains Point  
   Right turn west onto Buckeye Dr and past US Park Police Headquarters  
   Right turn onto Ohio Dr along Potomac River, across Inlet Bridge,  
      through West Potomac Park heading back towards the Lincoln Memorial  
   Left onto Ohio Drive/Rock Creek Parkway behind Lincoln Memorial to make  
      ramp back onto Memorial Bridge returning into Virginia  
   Memorial Bridge to south on George Washington Parkway  to south VA Rt 27  
      to I 395 south HOV  
   South on I 395 HOV to Fairfax County Parkway  
   Left exit onto Fairfax County Parkway making right onto FFX Parkway  
      itself  
   Right on Braddock Road  
   Left on Burke Station Road  
   Right turn into Fairfax Memorial Park cemetery.


 

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