Gov. Rick Scott will be among those in attendance and road closures will be in effect during procession from memorial service to burial site.
If you are driving on the Treasure Coast, heads-up for a funeral procession.
More than 1,000 law enforcement officers, and Governor Rick Scott, are expected to attend the service and burial for St. Lucie County Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Morales. He was killed during a routine traffic stop last week.
Following the funeral at noon for Morales at Westside Baptist Church, 3361 S. Jenkins Rd. in Fort Pierce, the procession will head to the burial at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 2001 SW Murphy Rd. in Palm city. Here is the rout from the chruch to the cemetery:
• North on Jenkins Road
• West on Okeechobee Road (State Road 70)
• South on Interstate 95
• East on Becker Road
• South on Murphy Road to Forest Hills Memorial Park
Sheriff’s officials said residents need to remember that, as in any procession, the estimated speed will be 20 to 40 miles per hour.
St. Lucie officials said the funeral route will be closed to other traffic during the procession. But as they do not know when the funeral would conclude, they don’t know how long the procession would take.
In Martin County, meanwhile, officials said they plan to close the section of Murphy Road in front of the cemetery, from Southwest High Meadows Avenue east to Southwest Matheson Avenue, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Monday.
Sheriff’s deputies or city police officers will be at intersections along the way to direct traffic along the route.
Authorities ask residents not connected with the funeral to plan alternate routes if they need to travel in that area.
Morales’ family has asked all donations be made to the nonprofit One Hundred Club of St. Lucie County, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.