Listed below is information that will be pertinent for those planning on attending the Celebration of Life and Service for Trooper Cody Donahue on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM. The event will be held at the Denver First Church which is located at 3800 E. Hampden Avenue Englewood, Colorado 80113.
The uniform of the day will be long sleeve, tie and felt hat for uniformed members, field commanders “Ike” jacket for Captains and dress blouse for command staff. Civilian members are asked to wear business attire.
Members that are planning to participate in the procession, please arrive at Schaefer Athletic Complex, 9750 W Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80235 (Southeast corner of Kipling St. and Colorado 285) no later than 0900 hours. Enter the staging area from Kipling Street and look for procession attendants for parking instructions.
Upon arrival at the procession meeting location, please contact Major Downing who will be checking in all agencies and members to participate in the procession. We will provide you a vehicle badge shrouding kit.
Upon arrival at Denver First Church you will be directed to park by parking lot ushers in a stadium style parking formation. Please pay special attention to their directives. This information is also for those members who are not participating in the procession. Those that are not in the procession, are asked to arrive at the church no later than 10:00 AM.
Once you have parked, please move towards the church quickly and look for ushers who will direct you to assigned seating. This is important to allow the ceremony to begin quickly out of respect for the family.
As a reminder if you are near the beginning of the procession, a call on the radio will be made for all vehicles to stop engines out of respect for the honor guard movements to honor the family.
Thank you for everything you are doing to support each other.
Major Steve J. Garcia
Colorado State Patrol