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Watch live: Police escorting casket of HPD Sr. Officer William Jeffrey to church for funeral

HPD said the public is welcome to attend the memorial service. However, due to COVID-19 protocols, seating is limited.
Credit: KHOU

HOUSTON — Fallen Houston Police Department Senior Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey will be honored with a memorial service scheduled for this morning.

The funeral service will take place on at 10 a.m. at Grace Church Houston at 14505 Gulf Freeway.

Jeffrey was killed and Sgt. William Vance was wounded in the line of duty while serving two narcotics warrants in northeast Houston earlier this week.

This morning at around 6 a.m., Officer Jeffrey’s body will be escorted from the Klein Funeral Home in Tomball to Grace Church Houston, a trip which will take about an hour.  

This is the route once the procession leaves Klein Funeral Home in Tomball.

  • Westbound on West Main Street
  • Southbound on State Highway 249
  • Westbound on North Sam Houston Parkway West
  • Southbound on West Sam Houston Parkway North
  • Eastbound on South Sam Houston Parkway West
  • Southbound on Gulf Freeway (S. Interstate Highway 45)
  • Exit and U-turn at Dixie Farm Road
  • Northbound on Gulf Freeway (N. Interstate Highway 45) feeder road
  • End: Grace Church Houston
Credit: KHOU

After arriving at the church, we're told officers from HPD's major offenders division, which is the division Officer Jeffrey worked for, along with the Honor Guards, will escort Jeffrey's casket inside and stand guard until the funeral service begins at 10 a.m. Following the service, we're told he'll receive full police honors.

After the service, police will escort Officer Jeffrey back to the funeral home. This is the route once they leave Grace Church.

  • Northbound on Gulf Freeway (S. Interstate Highway 45)
  • Motorcade splits at the Houston Avenue Exit
  • See map

The official motorcade will end on Houston Avenue with a smaller group going all the way back to Tomball. 

You can see maps of the route in the video below.

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HPD said the public is welcome to attend the memorial service. However, due to COVID-19 protocols, seating is limited.

Family, friends, HPD staff, and those who knew Officer Jeffrey will be seated first.

Following the funeral service, full police honors will be rendered outside the church.

There will not be a public visitation.

KHOU 11 will stream the procession and the funeral live on this page, as well as on Facebook, YouTube, Roku and FireTV.  

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