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Funeral services for fallen officers expected to cause heavy traffic

A social media post from James Madison University (JMU) confirms that the school will host the joint funeral service for Officers J.J. Jefferson and John Painter today Feb. 9 at 11 a.m..

The two officers were killed in the line of duty at Bridgewater College on Feb.1.

The service is open to the public and expected to draw thousands including law enforcement and first responders from across the state.

Both JMU Officials and Harrsonburg Police are asking for patience with traffic and parking today Feb. 9 around the Atlantic Union Bank Center at the school.

Both Shenandoah University and Bridgewater College posted on social media that they will host a livestream of the service starting at 11 a.m. as well.

Bridgewater College is offering a livestream of the service beginning at 11 a.m. at bridgewater.edu/live.

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