The Houston police sergeant who drowned while trying to report to work during Hurricane Harvey will be mourned Wednesday with full honors.
Services for Steve Perez, 60, will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Houston Police Department.
The funeral will likely draw thousands from across the region and lead to city streets around the co-cathedral being shut down for part of Wednesday.
According to a news release detailing the funeral arrangements, streets near the co-cathedral will begin to be shut down around 7:30 a.m., particularly:
• St. Joseph’s Parkway between Caroline and Main
• Fannin between Pierce and Jefferson
• San Jacinto between Pierce and Jefferson
Streets a few blocks outside the immediate church perimeter will remain open, but there will be lane closures, according the the release.
After the service, HPD will render honors outside the church, and then around 11:30 a.m., escort mourners to the Houston National Cemetery where Perez’s remains will be interred in a private ceremony.
Members of the public who wish to watch the motorcade as it moves toward Houston National Cemetery may do so by observing the following route:
• From Downtown Houston to the North Freeway (I-45 N)
• North Freeway to North Sam Houston Parkway East
• North Sam Houston Parkway East service road to Veteran’s Memorial