February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1275June 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm #4681
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the service for Christopher Dan Kelley 38, United States Air Force Veteran and Hutto Texas Police Sergeant. Chris served in the Air Force and achieved the rank of TSGT. With the Hutto Police, he was assigned as Sergeant of the Investigators Detail.
Full obituary may be seen at the following link when it is published.
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 11:00am
Location: Shoreline Church, 15201 Burnet Rd, Austin Tx
Directions: We will stage at the church. From IH 35 and Wells Branch Blvd, go west on Wells Branch approximately 2.2 miles to Burnet Rd/1325. This is at the intersection of Mopac and Wells Branch. Turn north on Burnet Rd and proceed to the church on the right.
9:45am – 10:15am Staging
10:15am – Briefing
10:30am – Flag Line (RC Discretion)
Wx: Lo-73 Hi-92 30% Chance of isolated shower, ( KVUE Wx)
Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather. Once the service begins, we will discontinue the flag line and prepare to join the LEO procession to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery just south of Killeen. Cen-Tex PGR will have the cemetery portion set up and we will then be under their direction.
There may be changes made by the family/organizers, so lets be Semper Gumby!
Ride Captain: Robert Stancil 512-217-4740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells
Please try to attend this mission to honor this man who served his country and his community.June 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm #4683
UPDATE INFO FOR ARRIVAL AND MISSION:
At the meeting and walk through at the Shoreline church this afternoon, several things had changed. Some of this concerns the PGR riders.
1. When going to the church, they want us to enter at a certain driveway which is on Shoreline Drive. Approaching the church while traveling on Burner Rd (north or south), go to the traffic light at the intersection of Burnet Rd and Shoreline Dr. Turn to the east on Shoreline Dr and go to the second entrance of the big parking lot on the right. One entrance will be coned off, so look for the one where the officer is standing.You will be directed to our parking area and asked to park in two’s, side-by-side and up close. This area is only for those who are going to ride to the cemetery in the procession. Please follow the directions given.
There is no shade at that location, so you may want something to cover the seat. No cages in this area.
Here is a map link for the intersection and church from google earth:
2. Times – The flag line will be discontinued beginning at 11am, until the family / guests come outside for the Police Honors portion. Once the service is complete, there will be about 30 minutes until KSU for the cemetery. You may want to bring a sandwich or snack to have during this one of these breaks as there won’t be another chance until the cemetery portion is complete.
Suggest each rider has sunblock, water or gatorade, handkerchief you can wet and put around your neck, etc. ARRIVE AT THE CHURCH WITH A FULL TANK OF GAS!
Big flag bikes make sure your flag mounts are secure.
Remember there are several different agencies working on this, so be ready for changes (Semper Gumby) and most important ……..be safe!
We will see you there.July 1, 2015 at 11:51 am #4684
74 bikes and 3 or 4 cages braved the heat to honor Sgt. Christopher Kelly. Long slow ride to Central Texas Veterans Cemetery with more law enforcement than you could count. Great job everyone.July 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm #4685
And a shout out to Terry for his outstanding crowd control efforts during the outdoor portion at the church. Thanks for stepping up.July 1, 2015 at 1:11 pm #4686
Flag Lines were excellent, thanks to all who stood in the heat to honor this hero.
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