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Old 09-02-2016, 09:36 AM   #1
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Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says the motorcycle officer hit by a vehicle in North Austin Thursday morning while escorting a funeral procession is in very critical condition.
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The man rammed Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Avery Canady on Highway 288 near Almeda Genoa as the deputy was leading a funeral procession.
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This happens a lot. I think the practice of motorcycle cops escorting funeral processions should end.
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Or maybe just slow down and be a bit more cautious?
Some of them act like they're trying to get the president out of a hostile zone.

The guy/gal's already dead, what's the big rush?
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Or maybe just slow down and be a bit more cautious?
Some of them act like they're trying to get the president out of a hostile zone.

The guy/gal's already dead, what's the big rush?
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Or maybe just slow down and be a bit more cautious?
Some of them act like they're trying to get the president out of a hostile zone.

The guy/gal's already dead, what's the big rush?
That is just one side of the problem, you have to consider everyone trying to avoid being stuck behind/stopped for the procession as well.

They need to consider limiting the details to cruisers at a minimum, perhaps encourage the SUVs to lead the way and stop traffic. Putting the motorcycle cops out there is just too much risk on top of all of the risks faced with motorcyclists following the flow of traffic.
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Or how about everyone just meets up at the cemetary? You could even schedule a time.
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Funeral processions are a huge cluster ! I have been inside of one and had the misfortunate of being caught up in one as well. They can very confusing and the motorcycle cops are zipping in and out of traffic so I can see this happening a lot more often.
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That is just one side of the problem, you have to consider everyone trying to avoid being stuck behind/stopped for the procession as well.

They need to consider limiting the details to cruisers at a minimum, perhaps encourage the SUVs to lead the way and stop traffic. Putting the motorcycle cops out there is just too much risk on top of all of the risks faced with motorcyclists following the flow of traffic.
but then you take away the versatility of a m/c cop being able to squeeze into places to effectively keep the procession together. I think it has more to do with the general public not being able to be inconvenienced for 3 minutes.

Ever been to a funeral in the country? People on the highways pull over off the road out of respect....even when their travel direction is not impacting the procession. City folks could learn a thing or two.
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I had a motocop try to run me off the road because he was escorting on of those things. Maybe keep them off the highways. The person is dead. He ain't getting any deader.
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The dead guys troubles are over. Why endanger the living by causing a clusterfuck
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Ever been to a funeral in the country? People on the highways pull over off the road out of respect....even when their travel direction is not impacting the procession. City folks could learn a thing or two.
Yep, everyone pulls over. Some even get out of their vehicles, remove their caps and place it over their hearts.

, back in the day, when my grandfather died, the procession was from Spring Branch to off of Washington ave. Flags were flown on the Hurst because he was a WWII vet. I can remember a construction crew stopping and placing their hard hats over their hearts and some stood at attention with a salute. That was almost 30 years ago and I still remember that.

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Doesn't matter what type of escorting they are performing. An emergency vehicle always has the right of way, as well as their convoy. People just don't give a anymore because they are apparently the most important people on this green earth.

If you see flashing lights, get the over and wait!
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I think the entire escorting thing is really an old practice that should be forgotten.

Seems like a social thing to do rather then a logical thing.

The guys dead, just drive to the cemetery and have the loved ones meet there.
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I think the entire escorting thing is really an old practice that should be forgotten.

Seems like a social thing to do rather then a logical thing.

The guys dead, just drive to the cemetery and have the loved ones meet there.
I think it is more of honoring one and showing respect. If I leave early, I hope I'm taken on one last ride followed by all my friends and family, and then laid to rest. It's tradition and everyone nowadays are quickly trying to push tradition out the door
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Or maybe just slow down and be a bit more cautious?
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The guy/gal's already dead, what's the big rush?
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Doesn't matter what type of escorting they are performing. An emergency vehicle always has the right of way, as well as their convoy. People just don't give a anymore because they are apparently the most important people on this green earth.

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Not entirely true. They still have to yield the right of way at intersections, stop signs etc.
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Or how about everyone just meets up at the cemetary? You could even schedule a time.
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funeral processions unless in a small town are stupid. in a big city no motorcycle cop needs to die over a person that is already dead that is stupid.
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Some of them act like they're trying to get the president out of a hostile zone.
no kidding they need to leave the president in the most hostile of zones - stupid semi black freakn big ear'd mad magazine looking towel headed muslim .
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