Thursday, December 22, 2011

Traffic Impact Of Sergeant Boehm's Funeral

United States Park Police Sergeant Michael Boehm will be laid to rest on Wednesday December 28, 2011.

This funeral will have substantial impact on traffic in the Burke, VA area and roads leading into downtown Washington, DC.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at 10:00 am at:

Church of the Nativity
6400 Nativity Lane
Burke, VA 22015

This church is off Old Keene Mill Road just west of Lee Chapel Road.

Motorist in the area should expect a large presence of law enforcement personnel arriving for the service.

Commuters for the morning rush hour may be affected and should consider work around routes.

It is anticipated that the processional will leave the church at about 11:30 am. For this processional, many roads will be closed.

Closures will be “rolling” when appropriate but travelers are advised to consider alternate routes. Some routes may be closed for substantial durations.

The route is as follows:

• Exit the church making right turn on Old Keene Mill Rd

• Left on Fairfax County Parkway

• Left on ramp to I 395 north HOV

• Left on exit ramp to Washington Blvd/VA Rt 27

• Washington Blvd/VA Rt 27 to Memorial Bridge

• Across Memorial Bridge into Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial

• South on 23rd Street on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial

• Left turn eastbound Independence Avenue to Maine Ave

• Maine Ave to East Basin Dr heading towards the Jefferson Memorial

• South on Ohio Dr towards Hains Point

• Right turn west onto Buckeye Dr and past US Park Police Headquarters

• Right turn onto Ohio Dr along Potomac River, across Inlet Bridge, through West Potomac Park heading back towards the Lincoln Memorial

• Left onto Ohio Drive/Rock Creek Parkway behind Lincoln Memorial to make ramp back onto Memorial Bridge returning into Virginia

• Memorial Bridge to south on George Washington Parkway to south VA Rt 27 to I 395 south HOV

• South on I 395 HOV to Fairfax County Parkway

• Left exit onto Fairfax County Parkway making right onto FFX Parkway itself

• Right on Braddock Road

• Left on Burke Station Road

• Right turn into cemetery

The cemetery is:

Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032

The US Park Police anticipates that the procession will take about 1 ½ hours. The beginning time is approximate.

Partnering law enforcement agencies and departments of transportation will assist with the road closures. All roads will be reopened as soon as possible.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Funeral for Sgt. Michael A. Boehm

The United States Park Police is saddened to announce the on duty death of Sergeant Michael Boehm.

Sergeant Boehm was assisting EMS Units at the scene of a critically injured person in the area of 34 th St and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Washington, DC on December 16, 2011. While at the scene, Sgt. Boehm collapsed and was transported to Georgetown University Hospital. sadly, he died a short time later.

Sgt. Boehm will be buried with full honors. All area law enforcement agencies are invited to participate in the viewing and funeral. The arrangements are as follows;

The viewing and Funeral Mass will be held at the
Church of the Nativity
6400 Nativity Lane
Burke, VA 22015

The public viewing will be held on Tuesday December 27, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at 10:00 am.

Immediately following the funeral Mass a procession will be held from the church to U.S. Park Police Headquarters in Washington, DC. Sgt. Boehm will be interred after the procession (approximately 1:00pm) at the
Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22015

Partnering law enforcement agencies desiring to send officers, motorcycle escorts and ceremonial units will be advised shortly of specific points of contact and staging areas.

Parking will be limited so attendees are encouraged to carpool when possible. Parking at the church will be limited to procession and ceremonial vehicles. All others will be directed to overflow sites where shuttle service will be available. Variable messaging signs and law enforcement personnel will provide directions in the area of the church.

All subsequent information will be sent by teletype and will available on the U.S. Park Police website; All other inquiries can be made through the US Park Police command post at (202) 619-7153.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Death of United States Park Police Sergeant

The United States Park Police regrets to announce the line of duty death of Sergeant Michael Boehm .

Sgt. Boehm responded to a call for a man down on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at 34th Street NW Washington, DC on December 16, 2011.

He was assisting another District 3 officer handling a critically injured person. Our partners from the District of Columbia Fire and EMS were on the scene for the call he originally responded.

As Sgt. Boehm was assisting with the investigation, he collapsed.

The firefighters at that scene immediately provided aid to Sgt. Boehm. They transported him to Georgetown University Hospital where the medical staff continued treatment.

Sadly, these efforts failed to resuscitate Sgt. Boehm and he was pronounced a short time later.

Sergeant Boehm is survived by his wife Corrina and son Christopher.

Sergeant Boehm entered service with the United States Park Police on October 11, 1992.

At this time, memorial arrangements have not been made.