MPD sergeant says to prepare for delays during 'Sea of Blue' | News
The “Sea of Blue” for Memphis Police Officer Martoiya Lang is scheduled for late Thursday afternoon.
Staging will take place at 2641 North Hollywood, behind the Burger King Restaurant at 5 p.m.
The procession will leave at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Officers will travel southbound on Hollywood to eastbound Interstate 40 to Walnut Grove, with the procession concluding at the visitation site, Hope Presbyterian Church.
A Memphis Fire Department Ladder Truck, flying the American Flag, will be stationed on the Interstate in the rear of 1062 N. Mendenhall Cove with two Memphis Police Squad cars in a tribute to Officer Martoiya Lang.
Memphis Police Department sergeant Karen Rudolph said that if your travels occur between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. you should expect significance delays.
She advises that motorists should find alternate routes.
Community members have been reminding many of Thursday's "Sea of Blue" on twitter:
The Sea of Blue will pass the Park at 6pm. If visiting #StarryNights, please stay in the left lane (east bound) + let MPD pass in the right.— Shelby Farms Park(@ShelbyFarmsPark) December 20, 2012