Police Departments Begin Procession to Tacoma

The red and blue flashing lights can be seen from the Mountlake Terrace Police vehicles and other South County police vehicles as they pass the Mountlake Terrace park and ride this morning as they head south in a procession to Tacoma.

Today, approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend the memorial at the Tacoma Dome for the 4 slain Lakewood police officers. This morning a procession of police vehicles from north of Seattle travelled down I-5 to Tacoma. Eight vehicles from the Mountlake Terrace police department are involved.

See the Seattle Times for details on the procession including the Tacoma procession route and remote viewing locations. Kiro 7 and other local news stations will be streaming the service online as well.

Flashing lights from police vehicles can be seen looking south on I-5 from Mountlake Terrace

[thanks to Joie form MLT PD for the second photo]

  1. While driving in to work this morning, I was in the left lane as the long line of police cars passed with their lights on. I was very happy to see several of the MLT Police Chargers involved in the procession. It was quite a sight to see for sure, especially when the freeway sloped up and line of red and blue lights was clearly visible, reaching it seemed, the entire length of visible freeway. There were the 8 MLT, some Brier, Lynnwood, Stanwood and even Arlington that passed me before I had to get off the freeway.

    While getting on the freeway at 220th, we also saw quite a procession of motorcycle officers, but we ended up in front of them so I didn’t see from which cities they came from.

  2. I heard on the scanner that Everett and other northern agencies were in the same procession or close behind. I stood at the overpass at 236th and there were dozens and dozens of cars. MLT PD said that there will likely be police cars heading down all morning from agencies as far north as BC.

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