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Procession For Slain San Diego Police Officer To Cause Congestion On Freeways

A map provided by Caltrans shows the road closures for the funeral procession on August 5, 2016 for San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. The morning route starts at 9:00 a.m. on Interstate 8 eastbound in San Diego and ends at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon. A procession after the service starts around 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Interstate 8 westbound to State Route 125 southbound to State Route 54 southbound.
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A map provided by Caltrans shows the road closures for the funeral procession on August 5, 2016 for San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. The morning route starts at 9:00 a.m. on Interstate 8 eastbound in San Diego and ends at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon. A procession after the service starts around 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Interstate 8 westbound to State Route 125 southbound to State Route 54 southbound.

A pair of funeral processions for a San Diego police officer killed in the line of duty last week will create periods of congestion on several area freeways Friday morning and afternoon.

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The first of the two ceremonial motorcades for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman will begin about 9 a.m. and necessitate a closure of eastbound Interstate 8 from I-15 to Greenfield Drive in El Cajon, where a midday memorial ceremony is planned.

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The second will require a shutdown of westbound I-8 from Greenfield Drive to southbound state Route 125 to westbound SR-54 into Bonita for about an hour, beginning around 1 p.m., Caltrans said.

Freeway connectors and onramps along the freeways also will be closed until the processions have passed. Delays are expected to last between 15 and 30 minutes.

Signs will be posted at various highway locations to alert motorists to alternate routes, Caltrans advised.

De Guzman, 43, was gunned down July 28 during a pedestrian stop in Southcrest. His gang-unit partner, Officer Wade Irwin, 32, suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound.