Funeral procession route
Departs Christ Fellowship Church and heads east on Northlake Boulevard
North on Interstate 95
East on Donald Ross Road
North on Military Trail (State Road 809)
East on Indiantown Road (State Road 706)
North on Alternate A1A (State Road 811)
North on Old Dixie Highway
West on County Line Road
Ends at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 S.E. County Line Road
JUPITER — Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags flown at half staff today to honor Bruce St. Laurent, the police officer killed on Interstate 95 Sunday as he was assisting in President Barack Obama‘s motorcade.
St. Laurent, 55, died Sunday when a pickup truck struck him as he tried to stop Interstate 95 traffic for President Obama’s motorcade.
A viewing for St. Laurent was held Thursday evening at Aycock Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, according to a Jupiter Police Department news release.
The funeral for the 20-year law enforcement veteran started at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Fellowship North Campus Church, 5343 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.
The memorial service was streamed live at www.wptv.com.
After the service, a procession will travel north to Martin County for a graveside service at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 S.E. County Line Road.
South county traffic is expected to be delayed Friday afternoon for a funeral processional for the Jupiter Police officer killed Sunday while on presidential motorcade duty.
The service will include full police honors such as the folding of the flag, Taps, a 21-gun salute, a fly over and the end of watch announcement at the cemetery.
A private reception will follow at the Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter.
St. Laurent was heading southbound on I-95 when he tried to stop traffic and was struck by a white Ford F-150 pickup driven by West Palm Beach resident Susan Holloway, 56, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
St. Laurent was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center shortly after the 4:45 p.m. crash and was declared dead. Holloway was not injured.
According to the report, St. Laurent had his emergency lights on when he moved his motorcycle “at an angle toward the right, crossed several lanes of traffic” and entered the southbound on-ramp from 45th Street “in an effort to stop traffic from entering I-95.”
St. Laurent was thrown off his motorcycle when Holloway crashed into it with the front of her truck. His motorcycle was caught underneath Holloway’s truck as the two vehicles slid to a rest.
Obama was heading to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach for a campaign stop. He was notified of the crash during his flight from Palm Beach International Airport to Washington, said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who added that the president’s thoughts and prayers were with the officer’s family.
The Palm Beach Post contributed to this report.