CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Dozens of people lined a procession route Saturday to pay their respects to a Tri-State law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods died Monday night at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The 46-year-old father of three, described by his police chief as “a cop’s cop”, was struck and critically hurt by a pickup truck as he moved a traffic cone at the scene of an auto crash about 11 p.m. Friday on Colerain Avenue, according to his obituary on the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum website.
The public was encouraged to line the route Saturday as a procession with Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods' American flag-draped coffin traveled from Spring Grove Funeral Home to his visitation at Colerain High School.
Saturday’s visitation at Colerain High School is scheduled to take last until 4 p.m. The school is located at 8801 Cheviot Rd,
Visitors should enter through the Cheviot Road entrance doors (east side of school).
On Sunday, a private visitation for family, police, fire and Colerain Township personnel will be held at Spring Grove Funeral Homes at Spring Grove Cemetery.
A service by the Fraternal Order of Police will follow at 8 p.m.
Officer Woods' funeral will be held at noon Monday at the Cintas Center at Xavier University located at 1624 Herald Ave. in Evanston.
Doors will open to the public at 11 a.m.
Parking will be available at the Cintas Center lot C2.
The procession will leave Cintas Center after the conclusion of the services.
It will proceed northbound Dana Avenue to westbound Clinton Springs to northbound Mitchell Avenue to westbound Spring Grove Avenue to the main entrance of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave.
A private ceremony will in the cemetery’s Rose Garden.
This service is not open to the general public.