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Traffic Advisory for Police Funeral Procession

UPDATED: A law enforcement motorcade will arrive at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church via Lower Roswell Road mid-Friday morning.

Updated, 8:30 a.m. Friday:

A large motorcade of law enforcement vehicles will be traveling through East Cobb this morning, delaying traffic on several major roads.

The motorcade will be departing Turner Field in downtown Atlanta, traveling north on Interstate 75 and exiting eastbound on Delk Road around 9:20 a.m., according to Cobb County Government.

The motorcade will also impact nearby traffic on Terrell Mill Road as it travels eastbound on Lower Roswell Road, turning northbound on Woodlawn Road and into the parking lot at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church around 9:45 a.m.

Delays of around 15 minutes are expected along the route.

The funeral begins at 11 a.m., and Woodlawn Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic and serve as a parking area for the funeral.

Original report, posted 3 p.m., Thursday

Cobb County Government has issued a traffic advisory related to the funeral and burial for slain Clayton County Police Officer Sean Callahan on Friday.

The funeral begins at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb.

The escort is expected to leave the church around noon. Vehicles will drive along Woodlawn Road north to Johnson Ferry Road, continuing north on Johnson Ferry, then turning on Shallowford Road westbound.

From Shallowford, the motorcade will turn left (westbound) onto Blackwell Road. Blackwell becomes Chastain Road, which becomes McCollum Parkway. The procession will continue to Cobb Parkway northbound and into Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Memorial Park, located at 2950 Cobb Parkway North in Kennesaw.

Callahan, who was 24 and a rookie officer on the Clayton force, died Tuesday after being shot while answering a domestic dispute at a motel. He was a 2006 Lassiter High School graduate and his family resides in Kennesaw.

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