Cortez Memorial Service To Impact Roads In Everett Tuesday

Tulalip Police Officer Charlie Joe Cortez (photo credit Tulalip Police)

On Tuesday there will be a memorial service for Tulalip Police Officer Charlie Joe Cortez who was lost at sea while on duty on November 17th of last year. The service is set for 1:00 PM at the Angel of the Winds Arena at 2000 Hewitt Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington. The service is open to the public with doors opening at 12 Noon and masks will be required.

The memorial service and processional will impact several streets in Everett both near the arena as well as between Tulalip and Everett. Here are some details on road closures and parking impacts.

  • Southbound I-5 from 172nd St to Hwy 529 exit – rolling slow down – Between 10:50 AM and 11:20 AM.
  • No southbound traffic on the southbound I-5 on ramps between 172nd St and 4th St 10:50 AM to 11:20 AM.
  • Expect slow downs on southbound 529 from Marysville to Marine View Drive between 11:00AM to 11:20 AM.
  • Westbound and southbound Marine View Drive slow downs to Hewitt Avenue between 11:00 AM to 11:40 AM.
  • Expect slow downs eastbound Hewitt Avenue between Marine View Drive and Colby 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Hewitt will be closed between Colby and Broadway from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
  • No parking on Hewitt between Colby and Broadway 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • No parking on Wall Street between Broadway and Rockefeller from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • No parking on Oakes or Rockefeller between Wall and Hewitt from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • There will be an honorary fleet with lights posted up near the 10th Street boat launch to honor the procession and the loss of Officer Cortez at sea. This will be just north of the launch and the best view may be from Legion Park. Please watch out for officers on motorcycles and foot controlling ramps and intersections the length of the procession. The best viewing from the processions is expected to be along Marine View Drive. Those viewing along the road are asked to be in place by 11:00 AM.

    Access to Naval Station Everett and the Port of Everett will be impacted during the procession. People are reminded not to park next to the Burlington Northern rail line on the east side of Marine View Drive.



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