A message from the Lapel Police Department concerning the Funeral route for Elwood Officer Noah Shahnavaz on Saturday, 6 August 2022.\
I want to pass onto the residents of Lapel the route that the Funeral procession will take for Elwood Officer Noah Shahnavaz. I know there have been some postings on social media already of the route, but I wanted to pass on some additional information as well. The first thing I would like to say is thank you for the support you have shown for Officer Noah Shahnavaz, the Elwood Police Department, and Madison County Law Enforcement as a whole.
I know many of you have expressed a desire to show your support by lining the roadway as the procession passes through Lapel and I wanted to provide you with the route and locations that you can do so safely.
The procession route through Lapel will exit I-69 at the 214 exit and proceed north on SR-13. It will then turn west onto 300 S and proceed to Atlantic road where it will turn north and proceed to SR-13. For the residence of Brookside and Montgomery Farms, once the procession turns onto 300 S, you will be blocked from entering onto 300 S for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. It is estimated that there will be 2000 vehicles in the procession.
Please remember that the service will be a very fluid event and times are only estimates. I anticipate the procession will enter Lapel no earlier than 3:00 pm and no later than 5:30 pm. Again, please bear in mind that I have no way of actually knowing how many Officers will attend the funeral service and times could vary drastically. If you will follow the Town of Lapel Facebook page, a post will be made once the service at the ITown church is complete and the procession should be entering Lapel anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes after that time.
If you wish to show your support by standing roadside I ask that you do so in the following locations:
1. Along the grass at the Lapel Elementary school parking lot along 300 S.
2. Along the sidewalk in front of the Brookside and Montgomery Farms additions.
3. Along SR-13 at the Trinity Life Center.
4. Along SR-13 at the old Pilot gas station.
If you plan to stand along 300 S, parking is available at the Lapel Elementary school parking lot and overflow parking will be at the new ball fields on Brookside Rd. If you stand in front of the Trinity Life Center you could park in their parking lot and if you stand in front of the old Pilot you could park in their parking lot.
Again, thank you for your support. If there are any updates, they will be posted on the Town of Lapel Facebook page.