Funeral Procession for Slain Texas Tech Officer Scheduled for Saturday

A public memorial will be held in El Paso on Tuesday.

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) - See update below.

The following is a press release from Texas Tech University: 

The funeral procession for Officer Floyd East Jr. will be held on Saturday (Oct. 14).

The procession will depart at 1 p.m. from Resthaven Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5740 W. 19th St., en route to Lubbock Aero, 6304 N. Cedar Ave. The procession will travel east down 19th Street to East Loop 289, follow East Loop 289 north and turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

All agencies participating in the procession will need to be at Resthaven by noon. The plane will depart Lubbock Aero at approximately 2 p.m. en route to El Paso for the memorial and funeral services.

Funeral details
A Rosary will be held at 9 a.m. MT on Tuesday (Oct. 17) at the Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 8011 Williamette in El Paso. The Rosary will be for family and law enforcement personnel only. Afterward, a public memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, 1 Civic Center Plaza, for anyone wishing to attend. 

(Press release from Texas Tech University.) 

UPDATE: The route was changed Saturday.  See the following from Texas Tech:

Texas Tech Officer’s Funeral Procession Route Changed
The procession begins at 1 p.m. today.

 
The funeral procession for Officer Floyd East Jr. today (Oct. 14) has a new route. The procession will depart at 1 p.m. from Resthaven Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5740 W. 19th St., en route to Lubbock Aero, 6304 N. Cedar Ave.
 
The procession will travel north on Frankford Avenue to Loop 289, follow Loop 289 eastbound and turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard toward East Regis Street.
 
All agencies participating in the procession will need to be at Resthaven by noon. The plane will depart Lubbock Aero at approximately 2 p.m. en route to El Paso for the memorial and funeral services.

 


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