Info on the funeral procession
Officer Shawn Schneider, considered a hero to so many, will be laid to rest this weekend. As many as 2,000 police officers from around the country are expected to attend the funeral.
The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. at 100 Peace Ridge Rd. in Lake City. Though it is asked that only Shawn's family, coworkers, and colleagues attend the actual service.
A visitation for officer Schneider, will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Lake City. and also 1 hour prior to the service.
Two funeral processions will immediately follow the funeral service and are open to the public. It’s expected that this will begin around 2 p.m.
The first procession will include all law enforcement and first responder agencies, excluding those from Lake City. The second procession will include the Schneider family, the Lake City Police Department, the Lake City staff, Goodhue County Police, Wabasha County Police, and Officer Schneider’s casket – which will be carried by a horse-drawn carriage.
Organizers say it will take about an hour for the horse-drawn carriage to complete the four-mile route. The St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church will ring its bell 261 times during the procession; this is the number of Minnesota officers who have died in the line of duty.
The procession will travel on Lyon Avenue to Lakeshore Drive to Lakewood Avenue. You can see a map here: http://cbsminnesota.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/procession-route-for-shawn-schneider.jpg?w=300
The burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery, located at 1156 County Rd. 9.