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25 mile procession held for fallen Lexington Police officer

Officer Durman's burial Tuesday came after a 25 mile procession that gave the people of Lexington a chance to salute and honor him.

Many of them lined up along the route, as police cruisers, firetrucks, and those who attended the funeral escorted the hearse through the city.

Hundreds lined Main Street as the procession passed by.

Some businesses, like Side Bar in Downtown Lexington, even closed down shop temporarily to show their support.

"It's synergy. And it's one more good person lost in our community," Martye Harper, who closed down shop was the procession passed said. "So we need to take a moment and give them a little respect."

It took about 45 minutes for the procession to pass through. Many of the officers in the procession had their families with them in their cruisers.

Earlier story below:

The procession for fallen Lexington Police Officer Bryan Durman has begun. It's traveling from Southland Christian Church, where the funeral was held earlier today, through Lexington, and back to Bluegrass Memorial Gardens for Durman's burial.

The procession will travel on a 25 mile route. For more on the complete route it will take, click on related stories below.

4:20 p.m. - Most of the procession has now arrived at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

4:15 p.m. - The end of the procession is approaching the Jessamine County line on Harrodsburg Road.

4:08 p.m. - The hearse has arrived at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

3:35 p.m. - The back of the procession is now reaching Downtown Lexington along East Main Street.

3:30 p.m. - The front of the procession has reached Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, where the burial service will take place.

3:26 p.m. - The procession has reached the Jessamine County line on Harrodsburg Road. The back of the procession has just reached the Richmond Road & Man o'War intersection.

3:20 p.m. - The procession has reached the Harrodsburg Road & Man o'War intersection. It's heading south toward Jessamine County.

3:05 p.m. - The procession has reached East Main & South Broadway. It is now turning left onto South Broadway.

3:00 p.m. - The procession has reached the point where Richmond Road turns into East Main Street. It's at the East Main & Woodland intersection.

2:56 p.m. - The procession has reached the Richmond Road & Idle Hour Drive intersection.

2:52 p.m. - The procession has reached the Richmond Road & New Circle Road intersection.

2:50 p.m. - The procession has reached the Man o'War & Richmond Road intersection. It is now turning left onto Richmond Road, heading toward Downtown Lexington.

2:46 p.m. - The procession has reached the Man o'War & Alumni Drive intersection.

2:26 p.m. - The procession has reached the Man o'War & Nicholasville Road intersection.

2:21 p.m. - The procession is at Man o'War & Grassy Creek, just past Clays Mill Road.

2:13 p.m. - The procession has reached the Man o'War & Harrodsburg Road intersection. It is now turning right onto Man o'War, heading east.

1:58 p.m. - The procession has left Southland Christian and is turning north onto Harrodsburg Road.


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