Motorists on some Mesa roadways will encounter street closures Friday for the funeral service and procession for a fallen Mesa police officer.
Officer Brandon Mendoza, 32, was hit and killed on a southeast Valley freeway on Monday morning by 42-year-old Raul Silva Corona of Phoenix. Mendoza was on his way home from his shift when the two vehicles collided head-on.
A Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church located at 1534 N. Recker Road in Mesa.
Immediately following the service, a procession is planned to the Queen of Heaven Cemetery at 1500 E. Baseline Road in Mesa.
Here is a timetable of road closures:
6 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mclellan - Recker to 59th Street
Westbound traffic will detour NB - SB onto Recker
Eastbound traffic will detour NB onto 59th Street
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Southbound Recker at Mclellan
Southbound traffic will detour EB onto Mclellan
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Westbound Baseline to Stapley
Westbound traffic will detour NB - SB onto Gilbert Road
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Harris - Baseline to Juanita
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