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Expect traffic delays in Lake Charles for Fenton Police Officer Shannon Brown funeral

Special to The Leader

On the morning of Saturday, August 20, 2016, residents and motorists should expect traffic delays in and around the area of Lake Street, between I-210 and West Sale Road.

Beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. both the north and south bound outside lanes of Lake Street between W. School Street and W. Sale Road will be closed to accommodate overflow parking for police units for the funeral of Fenton Police Officer Shannon Brown. The funeral will be held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. All lanes should be reopened by 12:30 p.m.

On August 7, 2016, Officer Brown, 40 years of age, was struck by a vehicle while on duty conducting a traffic stop. Officer Brown died on August 13 as a result of the injuries he sustained on August 7, 2016.