Mourners can show respects by lining procession route for Chief Branson

GOSHEN, Ind. -- Because there are no venues large enough to accommodate all of the people wishing to pay their respects to Goshen Police Chief Wade K. Bronson, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman has asked those interested to line the procession route.

His full statement is below:

The passing of Chief Wade K. Branson has created a ripple effect of emotions far beyond the community of Goshen. Family, friends, City of Goshen staff, community members, acquaintances, other police agencies, and other communities, (the list goes on and on) have reached out to show their support for a truly amazing human, to his family, to his brothers and sisters at the PD and to our community. ... This support helps during a difficult time and means more than you know. On behalf of the community of Goshen I thank you for this incredible support!

Saturday June 30th Chief Branson’s service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church. We have come to realize there is no facility in Goshen that will be able to handle the crowd that wishes to attend and pay their respects.

I would like to encourage everyone who is unable to attend the service to join your fellow community members along the procession route to pay your respects to Wade and show your gratitude to his family for all of his years of selfless service to Goshen. This will mean so much to the family and all involved. The procession will most likely begin around 11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (The safest place to do this is on a sidewalk or Main Street in Downtown Goshen).

With great respect,
Mayor Jeremy Stutsman

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