MIAMI (CBS4) – Several major South Florida roads and highways will be temporarily closed to traffic Monday for the funeral procession of two Miami-Dade officers who died last week in the line of duty.
Afternoon road closures during the transport of the officers to their final resting place will begin at about 12:30 p.m. when the interment procession will travel north on Biscayne Boulevard to westbound I-395. When it reaches I-95 it will then proceed north to SR826 and then west to the NW 57th Street exit. It will then head south on NW 57th Avenue to the Vista Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
A joint memorial service for Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth began at 11 a.m. at the Amerian Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, causing lane closures during the procession along NW 57th Avenue north to SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) east and parts of Biscayne Boulevard.
Gov. Rick Scott has asked that all government flags be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of the slain officers.
Castillo and Haworth were killed in a gunfight last Thursday when they tried to apprehend Johnny Simms on a fugitive warrant. Simms was also killed.