Today we are remembering and celebrating the life of Southport Police Department's Lieutenant Aaron Allan, who was killed in the line of duty last Thursday.
The procession from Crown Hill Cemetery to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, as well as from Bankers Life Fieldhouse to Crown Hill Cemetery, will leave a lot roads closed, as people gather to remember the life lost.
Here are both routes, which will be closed to all through traffic during the processions.
The procession to Lieutenant Allan's funeral is as following:
7:00 a.m. - Escort arrival at Crown Hill Cemetery for procession to Bankers Life Fieldhouse
From Crown Hill Cemetery, head South on Clarendon Road to East 38th Street
Head east on 38th Street to Meridian Street and south on Meridian
Take Meridian Street to North Street and then go east on North Street
Continue on North Street until you reach Pennsylvania Avenue and then go south on Pennsylvania Avenue
Continue heading south on Pennsylvania Avenue until you reach Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Following the funeral, there will be a procession from Bankers Life Fieldhouse to Crown Hill Cemetery:
North on Pennsylvania from Bankers Life to Washington Street
Continue west on Washington Street to Capitol Avenue
South on Capitol Avenue to McCarty
Head East on McCarty to Madison Avenue
South on Madison Avenue to Banta Avenue
East on Banta Avenue to Derbyshire Road
South on Derbyshire Road to Southport Police Department
Pause at Southport Police Department for remembrance and honor
Proceed south to Southport Road
Continue west on Southport Road to US 31
Go north on US 31 to Delaware
Continue north on Delaware to Michigan
West on Michigan to Illinois
North on Illinois to 34th Street
Head west on 34th Street to Graceland --Garrison Flag (just east of Crown Hill Gothic Cathedral entrance)
West on 34th to entrance of Crown Hill Cemetery
If you are headed downtown and not for the funeral, it might be best to stay on the Interstates, in order to avoid the closures of this route.