The following is a press release issued by the Bonney Lake Police Department Thursday, August 15.
It is with great sadness the Bonney Lake Police Department announces that former Police Officer Brian Kelly lost his battle with cancer on August 9, 2013. Officer Kelly served the citizens of Bonney Lake and the surrounding community from 2008 to 2012 before returning to service as a pilot with Alaska Airlines. Brian also served his country as an Officer in the United Stated Marine Corp and was an active Lt Colonel in the Marine Corp Reserves at the time of his death. Brian Kelly is survived by his wife and three very young children.
To celebrate Brian’s service to his community and country, the Bonney Lake Police Department will be conducting a funeral procession for Brian and his family on August 19, 2013, beginning precisely at 0750hrs. The procession will leave from the Main Street entrance of the Bonney Lake Police Department, where uniformed police officers will gather and pay their respects to Brian and his Family. The procession will then travel east bound on Veterans Memorial Drive and pass in front of the Bonney Lake Police Department. The Tahoma National Cemetery near Maple Valley will be the final destination. Time of the funeral is set for 0930. The procession will travel through the Cities of Bonney Lake, Buckley, Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Maple Valley. Former Officer Kelly will receive a full honor Military Funeral at the Cemetery. A second procession will take place returning to Bonney Lake traveling Hwy 18, to SR167, to SR410, at approximately 1030hrs. That procession will end at Kelley Creek Farms in Bonney Lake.
The Bonney Lake Police Department would like to invite anyone wishing to pay their respects to Officer Kelly and his family to gather in front of the Public Safety Building, located at 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive in Bonney Lake, beginning at 0730hrs. We apologize in advance for any traffic delays caused by the procession and will do our best to limit any impact on the morning commuters.
Special thanks in advance to East Pierce Fire & Rescue, Kent PD, Renton PD, Buckley PD, Enumclaw PD, Black Diamond PD, Maple Valley PD and everyone assisting in the planning and operations of this procession.