Thousands expected for trooper memorial in Kent

Thousands expected for trooper memorial in Kent
A procession of Washington State Patrol and other law enforcement officials accompany the body of slain WSP trooper Tony Radulescu to the Mountain View Funeral Home, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Lakewood, Wash. Radulescu was killed Thursday during a traffic stop in Gorst, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Officials expect thousands of people to attend the memorial service for slain Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu Thursday in Kent, a 1 p.m. at the ShoWare Center.

The state Patrol says a procession of law enforcement and emergency services personnel who worked with Radulescu will begin at 7:30 at the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. It will travel through Port Orchard and meet with other law enforcement personnel staging at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. They'll join with the family procession from the funeral home in Lakewood and head to Kent.
 
Radulescu was shot Feb. 23 near Gorst by a driver who later took his own life. Six people have been charged with rendering criminal assistance.