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Fire officials warn that funeral service for fallen firefighter could cause traffic delays

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Fire Department is recommending the public avoid the procession areas for fallen Firefighter Captain Dave Koehler’s funeral service on Wednesday, August 14.

A Mass of Christian burial with full honors will be held at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 226 N Hill Street, South Bend.

The procession begins at 11:30 a.m. at Hill Street and will follow through the city.

The procession will travel from LaSalle Avenue going west to Charles Martin Sr. Drive, then a left turn on Charles Martin Sr. Drive, then a right turn on Colfax after passing Fire Station 2 going under the Garrison Flag.

The procession will continue north on Olive to Lincoln Way West and end at the South Bend Firefighters Union Hall, 4025 Lincoln Way West.

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BrianHLewis 125 days ago
This crap needs to stop. Firefighters and Police are obviously important jobs and some people are undoubtedly sad when one of them dies. There are no other occupations that bring multiple city streets to a halt because of a funeral. There is absolutely no reason the funerals can't be restricted to family and close friends like normal people.
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