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May 7, 2013

Shenango Officer’s Death: Details of funeral procession route

NEW CASTLE — Plans have been finalized for the funeral procession for  fallen police officer William J. “Jerry” McCarthy IV.

In anticipation of hundreds of police cars, New Castle and Shenango police have worked out these details for Tuesday regarding the processional route and street closings around St. Vitus Church for before and after the 11 a.m. Mass:

•Mill Street will close beginning at 6 a.m., between Long Avenue and Division Street. No vehicles may be parked on Mill Street at that time.

•Police cars will enter Mill Street from Long Avenue going north and are to park on Mill Street, beginning at Division Street.

•All police motorcycle units will park on South Jefferson Street, north of St. Vitus. They will lead the procession.

•All civilian parking will be at the Elks club lot on Moravia Street and the St. Vitus Church lot on Home Street.

•Police officers after parking their cruisers are to walk to the Maitland Avenue lot of the church and line up in formation.

•Fire trucks in the procession will park at Lawrence Village Plaza. Firefighters will be bused to St. Vitus Church, then back to the plaza to join the procession.

•The procession will leave the church led by the motor unit, followed by the hearse, the family vehicles, Shenango Township police, the Lawrence County District Attorney, South New Castle Borough and Grove City police, then other officials, followed by New Castle police cars.

•The procession will go onto South Jefferson to Division Street then Mill Street. From Mill it will go north to Taylor Street, then to East Washington Street into Shenango Township to Willowbrook Road and past the Shenango police department.

The line of cars then will go onto 422 East to Route 388, north to Route 108 and east to Interstate 79 North. They will proceed to the Grove City exit and turn onto Route 208, and go to Route 173 north to Crestview Memorial Cemetery.

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