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Soldier’s escort procession today


The following statement is from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office:

Members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will escort the body of Private Lamarol Tucker from the Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home today. Private Tucker, of Gainesville, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan earlier this month.

We would like to encourage everyone to line the route to the funeral home in a show of respect for Private Tucker’s service and paying the ultimate price for our freedom, our country, and for Alachua County. Below is a list of the tentative times and route the procession will follow.

The procession will depart University Air at approximately 11 a.m. and travel south on NE Waldo Road to NE 39th Avenue. From there, it will turn West on NE 39th Avenue and proceed to NW 6th Street where it turn South NW 6th Street and proceed to NW 8th Avenue. The procession will then be ending at Chestnut Funeral Home.

Let’s line the route and welcome Private Tucker home with the hero’s welcome he deserves.

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