Escort Halt Questioned
Police Officers Say Funeral Processions Would Be Unsafe
Posted: January 23, 2013 at 5 a.m.
A lengthy discussion at Tuesday’s City Council and committee meetings created no changes in the decision to stop police escorts for funeral processions.
Mark Hayes, General Counsel for the Arkansas Municipal League, said he was asked by Springdale officials about liability issues with funeral escorts. The city could have liability problems, he said. Arkansas doesn't give right of way to a funeral procession, he said. Only when an officer present at a traffic signal or stop sign waves a vehicle through can the driver not obey the device.
SOURCE: Arkansas Municipal League
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