Deputy Vu Nguyen (Sac. Sheriff's Dept.)
The funeral for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Vu Nguyen will be held Thursday morning. Nguyen was killed last week while chasing a suspected gang member through South Sacramento.
The funeral is at 11am at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, on 11th and J Streets in Sacramento. Authorities expect a huge crowd – including thousands of law enforcement personnel from throughout California and the Western U.S. So they’re setting up a live video feed for the general public at the Sacramento Convention Center.
The public’s also invited to line up along the procession route, from the cathedral to East Lawn Memorial Park on Folsom Boulevard.
The funeral and procession will affect traffic throughout the day.
J Street will be closed between I-5 and 12th Street from 10:30 to 11am. And expect heavy delays on N Street and Folsom Boulevard from 1:30 to 4pm.
You also won’t find any street parking around the cathedral, convention center, or State Capitol. But downtown garages will be open.
The Sacramento Police Department recommends...
-- "I" St. for westbound traffic
-- "Q" St. for eastbound traffic
-- 15th St. for southbound traffic
-- 16th St. for northbound traffic