Part of I-25 to close for deputy Zackari Parrish’s funeral procession

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The funeral for Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch.

The service is open to the public at the church at 3900 Grace Blvd. Cherry Hills Christian School and Valor High School will be closed Friday because of the funeral.

The funeral will be broadcast on Colorado’s Own Channel 2 when the procession begins about 10 a.m. There will also be livestreaming coverage available on KDVR.com and on the FOX31 and Channel 2 Facebook pages.

Some specific considerations will be in place for the funeral, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

  • The service starts at 11 a.m. Parking and seating will be limited. There will be no public entry will be allowed into the venue after 10:45 a.m.
  • Once you enter the venue, please wait to be seated by an usher.
  • As a matter of security, please refrain from bringing bags inside the church. The only bags that will be permitted must be clear/see through. Any oversized or suspicious bags will be subject to inspection and may not be allowed inside the venue.
  • Cellphones or any other small recording devices (to include audio only) will not be permitted, per the family’s request.

In addition, a law enforcement motorcade will follow the family procession to the church before the ceremony.

Northbound Interstate 25 at Castle Pines Parkway will be closed at 8:45 a.m., with rolling closures along the following route:

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

Traffic might be affected and alternate routes are advised. There is no parking allowed along I-25.

Anyone who wants to see the motorcade is asked to use the sidewalks along Lincoln Avenue and University Boulevard.

Flowers

Flowers can be delivered to Cherry Hills Community Church on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Financial contributions

  • The best option for financial contributions to honor and support the officers involved in this incident and their families is via the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund. Any donations made to this fund are distributed with no fees, and it is tax deductible through the Fallen Officer Fund 501(c)3.
  • Other financial contributions can be dropped off at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch Substation (9250 Zotos Drive) or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office main lobby (4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • No further food donations are being accepted.
  • The sheriff's office is discouraging the use of GoFundMe campaigns because of the difficulty of verifying the source legitimacy, and wanting to minimize the fees and taxes the family would have to navigate.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch substation Memorial

A patrol vehicle parked in front of the Highlands Ranch substation that is acting as a receiving point for any kind notes and/or support the public might want to leave.

Notes and items are regularly collected from the memorial to be delivered to the Parrish family.

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