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News Release

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Media Relations

Media Logistics for Coverage of Officer Christopher Cortijo Memorial Service

***UPDATE***
April 21, 2014

WHAT:
Viewing Services for Officer Cortijo

WHEN:
Monday, April 21, 2014
Public Viewing from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

DETAILS:
Media Relations Section

A Media Relations Section PIO will be at the cemetery to address any concerns.  Parking will be available in the area surrounding the Hall of Liberty. Media cameras will be restricted to the balcony within the Hall of Liberty.

The following information is being provided to assist members of the media covering the memorial services for LAPD Officer Christopher Cortijo.

WHAT:   
Funeral and interment for Officer Cortijo  

WHEN:   
Funeral:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
9 a.m.

Interment:
Immediately following funeral services

WHERE:   
Funeral:   
Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Interment:   
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068


DETAILS:   
Media Relations Section
The Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels will be opened to the media on April 22, 2014 starting at 6:30 a.m.; a Media Relations Section PIO will be at the facility to address any concerns.
    
General Media Parking
Media parking is available on Temple Street between Grand Avenue and Hill Street, on the south side of the street. Media overflow parking will be located on Grand Avenue between Temple Street and 1st Street on the east side of the street.

Funeral Procession Route
Immediately following the service, the Department motorcade will lead the procession westbound on Temple Street, to north northbound Alvarado Street.  The procession will enter the 101 freeway north and exit Barham Boulevard.  It will then continue northbound Barham Boulevard then turn eastbound into the Forest Lawn Memorial Park driveway.


** Please remind the public that services are open to everyone, however, seating inside and outside the Cathedral will most likely be unavailable.  Tuesday is forecasted to be warm and sunny; please bring sun protection, and plenty of water.
**


ADDITIONAL: 
Street closures in effect by 6:00 a.m., Tuesday:  
Hill Street between Ord and 1st Street
Temple Street between Grand Avenue and Alameda
Northbound Grand Avenue between 1st Street and Temple Street

Any media questions can be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.  






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