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Media Advisory – Media staging area during funeral service for United States Marine Corporal Hunter

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Media Advisory – Media staging area during funeral service for United States Marine Corporal Hunter Lopez
Written Date:September 14, 2021Time:4:00 PM
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Albert Martinez, Public Information Officer


Details:

The following will be the staging area for media during the funeral services for United States Marine Corporal Hunter Lopez. The procession and Funeral Services for Corporal Hunter Lopez are as follows:

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Approximately 5:30 PM – Procession begins from Forest Lawn: 69855 E Ramon Road, Cathedral City. The procession will travel past Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station (73705 Gerald Ford Drive, Palm Desert), where members of the public are welcomed to line the streets in support and will end at St. Francis of Assisi (47225 Washington Street, La Quinta).

MEDIA Staging area (Press passes required). Center median directly across from 47225 Washington Street between Avenue 47 and Lake La Quinta Drive. News vans / cars must be legally parked and not blocking lanes on Washington Street.

Thursday Map

Friday, September 17, 2021

Approximately 9:00 AM – A procession will begin from St. Francis of Assisi and travel past the following schools, which Corporal Hunter Lopez attended:

  1. Amelia Earhart Elementary School: 45250 Dune Palms Road, Indio
  2. John Glenn Middle School: 79655 Miles Avenue, Indio
  3. La Quinta High School: 79255 Blackhawk Way, La Quinta

There will be NO media staging area along the procession route, please obey all traffic and parking laws. Once the procession is completed, Corporal Hunter Lopez will return to St. Francis of Assisi, where the public will be able to attend a viewing which will be held from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

MEDIA Staging area (Press passes required). Center median directly across from 47225 Washington Street between Avenue 47 and Lake La Quinta Drive. News vans / cars must be legally parked and not blocking lanes on Washington Street.

Friday Map

Saturday, September 18, 2021

11:00 AM – A memorial service will be held at Palm Springs Convention Center: 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs.

No Media will be allowed inside the venue; the services will be live streamed on the Riverside Sheriff YouTube and Facebook page. Press passes required. No video or still photography will be allowed inside the venue.

Saturday Map

Click here for additional information regarding Saturday, September 18, 2021

Throughout these three days of events, the media is more than welcome to attend and follow the media guidelines listed above. Please respect the family’s personal privacy. For all media inquiries, please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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