The City of Spearman says they anticipate a large number of people for the memorial service for Sgt. Cameron Meddock.
Roland to Barkley between 5th and 7th streets will be blocked off beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday to ensure the safety of all involved in the funeral.
Residents are asked to park at the Alco Parking lot where shuttle buses will take them to the service.
In honor of Sgt. Meddock, the Spearman Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation has asked residents to turn on their porch lights on Friday, February 1 and leave them on until Sunday at sunrise.
The city has released guidelines for those who wish to attend the service
- Every attempt will be made to allow as many people as possible inside the varsity gym. There will be overflow seating located in the side gym. We ask that anyone with small children attending the service to go into the designated overflow location.
- The gym doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and will be shut at 11:20 a.m. No one will be allowed inside the building after 11:20 a.m. This is so that there are no interruptions during the service.
- The school parking lot will be reserved for family and military personnel. We ask that everyone else park in the old Alco parking lot, in front of North Plains Insurance, or in the grass lot east of the EMS station (712 W 7th Ave, Spearman, Texas. If for some reason the lot is wet, please use the other parking locations listed). Due to the number of people anticipated, please carpool if possible. Handicap parking locations will be available.
- There will be buses available for transport starting at 9:30 a.m. from the designated parking locations to the varsity gym. Handicap transportation will also be available.
- Any media personnel can park at the First National Bank parking lot, located at 729 W 7th Ave, Spearman, Texas.
- Per family request, no cell phones, media or recording during the service.
- Please see additional information provided by the City of Spearman about locations of roadblocks to be set up Saturday morning. We ask that you avoid these areas so that we can transport family and service attendees as needed, without difficulty.