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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Concerning the funeral for our friend and fallen colleague Officer Rob Pitts:
On Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to completion of services at the cemetery, Knox County Sheriff’s Office will have 18 deputies in Sullivan County to provide protection to the county, towns and city.
Knox County will provide additional jailers to assist our staff from 8:00 a.m. to completion of the services.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office front window will be closed on Wednesday.
Sullivan County Schools (Northeast and Southwest) will dismiss at 12:30 on Wednesday.
Wednesday's services will begin at 11am.
At the conclusion of the service, the procession will be leaving the Hulman Center traveling south on 9th street, then east on Wabash, with the funeral coach stopping in front of the Terre Haute Police Department for the last call.
The last call will be made on frequencies THPD and GMA2.
The procession will move on to 13th, then south to 641, then south to US41.
The procession will enter Sullivan onto N. Section St., then south to Washington, then west to Wolfenberger. Then right on Johnson into the cemetery.
At 20 mph they estimate the travel time for the lead vehicle to be around 1 hour and 35 minutes, from Hulman Center to Sullivan.
Friends are welcome to show respect along the procession route within the City of Sullivan.
Residents showing respect are also expected in Farmersburg and Shelburn.
Terre Haute and Sullivan Fire Departments will be putting up the Garrison Flag just inside Sullivan County at Heap Street and 41 in Farmersburg.
They are estimating up to 500 police officers and possibly 1500 citizens attending the cemetery service.
Traffic in the county and especially in Sullivan will be slowed or stopped during the procession.
US41 northbound through traffic at Sullivan will be temporarily diverted west on SR154, to SR63 north.
After the cemetery service, friends and family are encouraged to spend time remembering Rob with his family and friends at Sullivan Civic Center.
Thank you for your support during this unfortunate remembrance, as Rob is laid to rest for his ultimate sacrifice.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry