City officials say they’re expecting up to 10,000 people at Tuesday’s memorial for Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa, who was shot to death while responding to an explosion at a senior-living home last week.
The funeral begins at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center and is open to the public with no RSVP needed, but officials recommended getting there early.
Among those attending will be Rosa’s colleagues at the LBFD. Fire departments from neighboring cities—including Los Angeles County, Downey and Santa Ana—are sending 124 firefighters to man the 23 fire stations in Long Beach so the Rosa’s co-workers can participate in the funeral.
The service will last at least two hours and start at 9 a.m. with a procession carrying Rosa to the Convention Center from Shoreline Drive and Ocean Boulevard.
Shoreline Drive and one lane of southbound Ocean Boulevard between Pine Avenue and Linden Avenue will be closed during the memorial.
More information about parking for the general public is available at the Convention Center’s website.
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