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Funeral shuts parts of Beltway Sat.

The funeral and interment of slain Maryland Trooper First Class Wesley W. Brown will take place Saturday. Expect delays along the route of the procession in PG County.

The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at Jericho City of Praise in Landover at 10 a.m. Interment is in Suitland, and the procession is scheduled to leave the church after noon. Maryland State Police spokeswoman Elena Morris said the inner loop of the Beltway will be closed Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. for the funeral procession. The shutdown will begin at Arena Drive and extend south to Exit 11 (Pennsylvania Avenue).

The procession will travel from Arena Drive to I-495 south; then from Exit 11B (Pennsylvania Avenue to Forestville Road; will drive by the Maryland State Police Forestville Barracks; turn right on Suitland Parkway; exit at Suitland Road and proceed to the cemetery.

Such funerals typically bring legions of law enforcement officers.

--Michael Bolden

By Luke Rosiak  | June 18, 2010; 5:27 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Capital Beltway  
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While the beltway is shutdown for 2.5 hours I predict a crime spree in PG county for about, oh, 2.5 hours.

Posted by: BO_____Stinks | June 19, 2010 2:12 AM | Report abuse

The memorial to the slain officer is very fitting and a little gridlock is appropriate to remind us of the risk law enforcement officers take everyday. The crime comment about Prince Georges County is typical of a jaundiced miserable creatures confined to a isolated space surrounded by like minded losers searching for attention.

Posted by: boyd1 | June 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I had no idea that every single day is a memorial to the doughnut eaters. Maybe that should be included on the traffic signs "delays continue until exit 789 in remembrance of Officer Cho Ksondoughnuts"

Posted by: fireball72 | June 20, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

This is a blatant abuse of power, holding the transportation economy hostage for the sake of their pride. The state police are enforcing a police state. They should be harshly admonished by the state governor, and forbidden to obstruct traffic by closing the entire section of the Beltway.
I was once stopped for a minor traffic infraction by a P.G. County Trooper who ranted "You're on MY ROAD!" He was out of control and they've been prosecuted for their arrogance. They must be brought to task and put under civilian control.

Posted by: Religulosity | June 21, 2010 3:03 AM | Report abuse

haha, who are we memorializing today? The Pigs down on 23rd Street protecting union thugs?

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 21, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

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