Jessamine County

Procession will go down Main Street

The funeral Tuesday for Lexington police Officer Bryan J. Durman, who was killed Thursday in a hit-and-run incident, will include a procession from Jessamine County through downtown Lexington.

Police said the procession will have a "very significant traffic impact. More than 100 traffic intersections along the route will be blocked off during the time of the procession."

Durman, 27, was killed while responding to a noise complaint on North Limestone. He was the first Lexington police officer to die in the line of duty in more than 20 years. Police have arrested Glenn R. Doneghy, the alleged driver of the vehicle that struck Durman, and charged him with murder. He pleaded not guilty on Monday.

Visitation for Durman was 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Southland Christian Church.

At least three dozen Lexington police cruisers — along with law enforcement vehicles from the University of Kentucky, Richmond, Nicholasville, Jeffersontown, Paducah and Mount Juliet, Tenn. — dotted the church parking lot during the visitation. The Lexington Fire Department, Jessamine County Ambulance Service and Kentucky State Police also were represented.

Services will be at noon Tuesday, also at Southland Christian Church, in Building E. Graveside services will follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

After the service, the procession will leave the church, proceed north on Harrodsburg Road, turn onto Man o' War Boulevard, then go to Richmond Road and proceed into downtown Lexington.

The procession will travel down Richmond Road/Main Street before turning onto Broadway to travel back to the cemetery in Jessamine County.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says the department has been contacted by dozens of agencies — including from Ohio and Tennessee — that want to pay their respects. Roberts said that Louisville police would be sending its mounted unit and that there will be 14 different honor guards. She said neighboring agencies, including Georgetown, Harrodsburg and Clark County, would be assisting with traffic control.

If people want to watch the procession, Roberts said the department is asking that they park at the old Lexington Mall and stand along Richmond Road/Main Street to reduce congestion.

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