Family of slain deputy invites all motorcycle riders to participate in escort
POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:28pm
LAPLACE, LA — The family of Deputy Brandon J Nielsen, who was slain in the line of duty on Thursday, August 16, has requested Patriot Guard Riders and all civilian motorcycle groups and individuals to participate in an escort from the New Wine Christian Fellowship Church in LaPlace to Lake Lawn Cemetery in New Orleans.
The primary staging location will be at New Wine Christian Fellowship Church located at 1929 West Airline Highway in LaPlace, La. It will begin at 6:30 a.m. The escort travel to Lakelawn Cemetery in New Orleans.
This escort is open to all motorcycle riders who wish to participate in honoring Deputy Nielsen and his family.
A second staging will happen at Lake Lawn Funeral Home located at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans. It is requested that Patriot Guard Rider participants in four-wheeled vehicles meet Louie White at the funeral home at 8:00 a.m. to put flags on rebar and be prepared to meet the escort from LaPlace. A flag line will be established at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during visitation, and 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the gravesite in Lake Lawn Cemetery adjacent to the funeral home (no escort).