The funeral services for Adrian Morris, a Prince George’s County police officer who died last week during a highway chase, could impact traffic Tuesday.
Morris, 23, was pursuing suspects in an attempted break-in when his cruiser ran off Interstate 95 and into a ravine. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
There is a viewing at Borgwardt Funeral Home (4400 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville) on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
The funeral is Tuesday at 10 a.m., with a viewing scheduled for 9 a.m. It is being held at Woodstream Church at 9800 Lottsford Rd., Mitchellville, with a burial to follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens at 900 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville.
Police are expecting a lot of traffic Tuesday, with officers from around the region and elsewhere coming to the service.
The funeral procession will occur in multiple parts Tuesday. First, the motorcade will head from the funeral home in Beltsville to the nearby police station. The procession will follow Powder Mill Road to Cavalry Avenue and make a left, followed by a left onto Montgomery Road and another left onto Sellman Road to drive by the police station.
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After driving by the station, the procession will take back roads to the church in Mitchellville. (There is a direct path that would involve taking the Beltway, but the police are using back roads to avoid blocking the Beltway.)
There will be rolling roadblocks accompanying the motorcade, with roadways closing to accommodate the mourners as they proceed through the area. These won’t be long-term closures, as they should be lifted once the procession has moved through.
After the church, the motorcade will head east to the cemetery in Davidsonville. The procession will take Ruby Lochart Boulevard before making a right turn onto Lottsford Road, a left onto Landover Road and then merging onto eastbound Central Avenue en route to the cemetery.
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Again, expect delays around these areas. Try to avoid these spots if possible.