LIMA — The funeral for Allen County Sheriff Jimmy Everett is scheduled for Monday while a visitation will be held Sunday, both expected to be magnificent ceremonies and attended by thousands.
Both are open to the public.
Everett, 62, died suddenly Tuesday.
Sheriff Everett’s funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Catholic Church. The formal church service will be followed by a procession that is expected to stretch for many miles on the way to Cairo East Cemetery for burial.
A public visitation from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. It will be held at the gymnasium at Lima Central Catholic High School. The Fraternal Order of Police will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m.
The police lodge service will be rich in tradition with an various officers participating. Everett will be honored for his service in a show of honor, unity and brotherhood. An honor guard will be with Everett’s body the whole time.
There may be as many as 1,000 sheriff deputies and police from around the state attending Everett’s funeral at the church. Seating could become an issue since the church holds 1,200.
All Allen County Sheriff deputies and staff will be at the funeral. Sheriff and police agencies from around the region are sending officers to cover Allen County and respond to calls during that time.
The LCC gym holds several thousand.
The route for the procession still is being planned. Local fire departments will pay tribute to Everett along the route with ladders crossing the road with the American flag hanging.
The service at the cemetery will be impressive with a color guard, the honor guard, the playing of taps, a 21-gun salute and the final roll call.
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