Procession Before Memorial Service Thursday for Yakima Officer
The memorial service for Yakima Police Sergeant Joe Deccio is set for 11:00AM Thursday at the Yakima Valley Sundome.
A SPECIAL PROCESSION WILL START BEFORE THE SERVICE
But before the service begins Yakima Police will hold a procession which will include Deccio family members and first responders. The procession will make its way from Terrace Heights to the Yakima Valley SunDome. Everyone will have a chance to see the procession starting at 9:00AM Thursday as drivers travel from 41st Street in Terrace Heights west along Terrace Heights Drive to Yakima Avenue. A press release from the city says "the procession will continue along Yakima Avenue before turning south at 1st Street. At Nob Hill Boulevard, the procession will head east along Nob Hill before turning left at Fair Avenue. The procession will arrive at the SunDome at about 9:45AM. The service is set to begin at 11:00AM.
DECCIO DIED LAST TUESDAY AFTER A MEDICAL EPISODE AT WORK
Sergeant Joe Deccio died Tuesday, August 3 after suffering a medical issue while on duty. He was rushed to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital but doctors were unable to save his life.
His assigned patrol vehicle is sitting outside the front of the Yakima Police Department for the community to lay flowers until the service is over. Many people have visited the vehicle and laid flowers and left notes for the family. Officers are stationed at the car 24 hours a day.
YOU CAN WATCH LIVE FROM YOUR COMPUTER
Thursday’s memorial service will be livestreamed on the Yakima Police Department YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/yakimapolicedepartment and on the department’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YakimaPoliceDepartment/.