No policemen for stopping traffic at traffic lights for funeral processions?Tacky, not to mention that it is not being respectful of the family and
friends of the individual who passed away.The family and friends
don't want to sit and wait at a traffic light. Would you? They want to
get to the cemetary so they can get to the next step of their grieving; the
burial at the cemetary.I have a hard time believing that a few
police officers to stop traffic is a major burden for very many cities,
certainly not one the size of Vernal.Just sayin'....
If funeral procession participants observe traffic laws and if local citizens
see the procession and let it pass then everyone wins.
It's called obey traffic laws. I haven't seen a police escort for any
funeral that I've attended since 1972 here in Salt Lake. Except for big
ones like cop funerals or GA funerals.
So...basically Vernal is now like just about every other city in Utah (and the
country) where the average funeral doesn't get a police escort. I
don't see why people are so upset about this. I understand wanting to show
respect for the dead, but in most cases people are only pulling over for a
funeral procession that's escorted because the police have their lights on
and it's required by law. I don't expect the police to stop traffic
for the hearse hauling my corpse to the cemetery.
To say nothing of the cost of pay for the officers.I wonder how many
of the people demanding police for funerals are among those who shout for
cutting government spending?
"City officials have not ruled out the possibility of providing traffic
control for unusually large funerals where "special circumstances" make
stopping traffic necessary for public safety. In those cases, however, prior
approval would be required."In other words; We reserve the right to do
what we want when our own relatives, or our government employees and/or Police
Officers want assistance for funerals.