Traffic Advisory for Pickard Funeral & Update on Injured FiremenFeatured Stories, News Thursday, February 21st, 2013
News releases from the City of Bryan:
Scrambled eggs, cell phone conversations, visits with each other, and walking! Our two firefighter heroes, Ricky Mantey and Mitch Moran, are making progress in their recovery at UTMB Galveston. Their treatment for burns sustained in the February 15 Knights of Columbus Hall fire continues to follow usual medical protocols. Although they both still have a long recovery period ahead, these positive signs were a greatly appreciated blessing to their families, the Bryan Fire Department and City of Bryan family.
We ask for your continued prayers for their speedy and complete recovery.
The Bryan Fire Department and City of Bryan thank fire departments and public safety agencies throughout the state and North America, as well as businesses, individuals and the entire community for your support, generosity, compassion, kindness and friendship.
Friday’s funeral procession for Bryan Fire Lt. Greg Pickard is expected to be lengthy and to cause considerable traffic delays, according to local law enforcement agencies.
Lt. Pickard’s public funeral service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Central Baptist Church with the procession beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m. The final destination will be the Aggie Field of Honor at College Station’s Memorial Cemetery.
The route of the procession is not a direct one; rather, it is designed to drive Lt. Pickard past his beloved Fire Station No. 5 on Villa Maria Road in Bryan as a final tribute before proceeding to the cemetery.
Personnel from Bryan and College Station Police Departments, Brazos County Sheriff’s and Constables’ Offices, and the University Police Department will block intersections as they normally would during funeral escorts, and release each intersection once those involved have made it through. The significant difference will be the length of time each intersection is blocked, so the community is asked to be patient during this time of reverence and, if possible, to find alternate routes during the midday.
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