Traffic In Everett Takes A Pause For Tulalip Police Officer Memorial

August 17, 2021


Some streets in downtown Everett were closed and others between Tulalip and Everett were slowed as a procession and memorial service were held to remember Tulalip Police Officer Charlie Joe Cortez who was lost at sea while on duty on November 17th, 2020. A procession of law enforcement vehicles from Tribal nations and law enforcement agencies from across Washington State came into Everett, Washington from Tulalip around 11 AM. The procession went south on Highway 529 into Everett, along Marine View Drive and then east on Hewitt Avenue to the Angel of the Winds Arena for the 1:00 PM service. Here are a few photos from the procession. Click photo to enlarge.

The procession was led down I-5 and 529 by about 50 motorcycles from various agencies across the State.

The turn from 529 to Marine View Drive.

A huge American flag is draped from two Everett Fire Ladder Trucks over Hewitt Avenue.

The honor guard was comprised of officers from across the State.

An honor guard member wears a mask honoring officer Cortez radio sign “Ocean 2”

The scene as the procession moved east on Hewitt from Colby.

Seattle Police Pipes and Drums.

The Washington State Patrol Rifle Team.

A riderless horse with Officer Cortez name on the saddle blanket.

The procession arrives at the Lombard entrance to Angel of the Winds Arena.


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