The Gold Run office of the California Highway Patrol is inviting residents along the route of a vehicle carrying the body of fallen Officer Nathan Taylor from Reno to Roseville to observe the Interstate 80 police convoy from overpass level.
Taylor, 35, worked out of the Gold Run office in the Sierra. He died Sunday at a Reno hospital from injuries suffered the day before when an out of control sport utility vehicle hit him when he was out of his patrol vehicle directing traffic on the highway.
The police escort on Wednesday will begin at 2 p.m. in Reno and travel westbound on I-80 to the Atlantic Street exit in Roseville. The Gold Run CHP Facebook page notes that the convoy will end at the Chapel of the Valley funeral home, 97 Vernon St., in Roseville.
The CHP Gold Run office suggests that the public can honor the officer by being present on an overpass as the convoy travels from the Sierra to the valley. To avoid traffic delay, stay clear of the procession.