UPDATE: (10/8) at 9:54
Officials from the Dalhart Fire Department (DFD) released a map of parking arrangements for the viewing on Sunday, Oct. 9, and also for the Funeral service on Monday, Oct. 10. The map has labeled where certain guests are required to park.
According to the DFD Facebook post, anybody not associated with family, the honor guard, or the fire department is required to park in the civilian parking areas.
DFD said the civilian areas are located east of the coliseum building, civilians can also park at The people’s Church and along the John Todd roadway that goes around Rita Blanca. DFD informs locals that parking will be similar to XIT weekend with exceptions to the labeled areas for family, honor guard, fire departments, and fire trucks.
Dalhart Fire department states that this is a large-scale event that will take coordination from everyone involved and informs guests there will be parking attendants in the area to help guide as well.
DALHART, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the city of Dalhart provided more information surrounding the joint funeral services after the recent deaths of Dalhart Fire Chief Curtis Brown and Firefighter Brendan Torres.
According to a post on the city of Dalhart’s Facebook page, the joint funeral services for Brown and Torres are scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart.
According to previous reports by MyHighPlains.com, Brown and Torres were killed Tuesday on US 54, located northeast of Dalhart, after a head-on crash. The crash, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety at the time, involved a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer which appeared to have crashed into a fire department vehicle while trying to pass another vehicle.
Because of the funeral, along with the subsequent procession, FM 281 will be closed from Spirit Trail to Apache Drive starting at 10 a.m. Monday. The post said that access will be available from southeast FM 281 at Spirit Trail to Sandy Ridge Ranch and also Rita Blanca Trail.
Officials also released the route from the coliseum to the cemetery. The post read the procession will be from the coliseum via FM281 to Lake Drive, then to Tennessee Ave. then to West Seventh Street, then to Peters Avenue and then First Street to the main gate of the cemetery.