Roads close during procession for Zackari Parrish’s funeral

CASTLE PINES, Colo. -- The procession for fallen Douglas County sheriff's deputy Zackari Parrish's funeral started about 8:45 a.m. Friday.

The public is invited to attend the funeral at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch that begins at 11 a.m., but there will be limited seating.

The motorcade started at Interstate 25 and the Castle Pines exit. There will be rolling closures for the motorcade.

  • Northbound I-25 from Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock to Lincoln Avenue.
  • Westbound Lincoln Avenue, then on University Boulevard to Wildcat Reserve Parkway.
  • Southbound from Wildcat Reserve Parkway to Grace Boulevard.
  • Westbound on Grace Boulevard to Cherry Hills Community Church

A rolling closure means when the procession is going through a specific location, the road will be closed. Once the procession passes, the road will immediately reopen to traffic.

The Colorado Department of Transportation recommends drivers travel before 8:30 a.m. to avoid the closure.

The best way to see the motorcade is near the start or finish. No parking will be allowed on Interstate 25.

After the motorcade gets off of I-25, the rest of the route will be available for viewing.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said anywhere along Lincoln Avenue or University Boulevard will have viewing areas.

Parking will be an issue, officials said. Falcon Park has public spots for people who want to watch.

CDOT said there will be approximately 2,000 cars going around 25 mph during the motorcade.