Emergency Management

Procession information for visiting law enforcement
Posted By Sheri Badger on Dec 30th, 2009 at 11:57 AM

The following processional information applies to all law enforcement agencies with the exception of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The members of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department will receive a separate communication on specifics directions for their agency.

The memorial procession will begin at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center located at 109 9th Ave SW in Puyallup, Washington 98371. The memorial procession will consist only of marked and unmarked emergency services vehicles (Police/Fire/EMS). All vehicles participating in the memorial procession must have emergency lighting equipment. Additionally, it is recommended that the driver of each vehicle be in uniform with agency credentials. Family members/friends of emergency service personnel will be allowed to ride in the procession in the emergency vehicles. No private vehicles will be allowed in the memorial procession. 

Staging for the memorial processional will begin at 0600 hrs and a safety briefing will commence at 0900 hrs. in the Showplex of the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Emergency Service Personnel are to arrive at the Blue Parking Lot at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center no later than 0845 through the rear gate. Directions to Blue Lot staging area are as follows:

If you are coming from the South, take I-5 and exit to Eastbound SR512, proceed to the Pioneer exit and head west to 7th ST SE. Turn left and head southbound on 7th ST SE to 11th Ave SE and turn right driving into the rear entrance of the Blue Lot. At that point you will receive direction for parking in the staging area for the Emergency Services processional.

If you are coming from the north, take SR 167 and exit to SR 512 and proceed to the Pioneer exit and head west to 7th ST SE. Turn left and proceed southbound on 7th ST SE to 11th Ave SE and turn right driving into the rear entrance of the Blue Lot. At that point you will receive direction for parking in the staging area for the Emergency Services processional.

The safety briefing for the memorial processional will be held at 0900 hrs in the Showplex located inside the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. The Showplex is directly inside the Blue Gate entrance. All participants will return to there vehicles by 0945 hours and the memorial processional will begin at approximately 1000 hrs. Memorial procession units should begin arriving at the Tacoma Dome at 1100 hrs.

The majority of Tacoma Dome parking lots are reserved for memorial processional vehicles only. Emergency vehicles not associated with the memorial procession will be directed to the G Lot of the Tacoma Dome. Emergency service vehicles wishing to park in G lot need to arrive before 1100 hrs. There will be no parking at the Tacoma Dome for non-emergency vehicles.

Finally, law enforcement agencies are discouraged from using LERN on the day of the service as LERN will be used for processional operations. Agencies are encouraged to monitor LERN for informational purposes only, but please refrain from using LERN as a means of organizing your agency.

For additional parking information please logon to www.tacomadome.org or www.piercecountywa.org. Information about accommodations, transportation and other general information can be found at www.piercecountywa.org. You may email questions to pcsdmemorial@co.pierce.wa.us or call 1-866-977-2362.

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