Members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement officers from South Florida and across the state, will participate in memorials this weekend to honor FBI agents Laura Schwartzenberger and Dan Alfin, who were killed in the line of duty on Feb. 2 in Sunrise.
It is expected that there will be a large turnout of dignitaries, FBI employees and law enforcement members to pay their respects at memorials to these fallen agents, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. On Saturday, a memorial will be held for Laura Schwartzenberger, and on Sunday, a memorial will be held for Dan Alfin. The memorials are closed to the public.
Accordingly, traffic impacts are anticipated in parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties on Saturday and Sunday as processions of law enforcement vehicles will travel from private family services held in Broward County to the stadium. The families of the fallen agents request that media respect their privacy before and during the private family services.
Below is an approximate timeline of expected traffic impacts:
SATURDAY TRAFFIC ADVISORY:
At approximately 1 p.m., the procession will begin at the Sawgrass Expressway and University Drive. The procession will travel onto the Florida Turnpike and arrive at Hard Rock Stadium around 1:45 p.m.
SUNDAY TRAFFIC ADVISORY:
Beginning Sunday morning, Taft Street in Hollywood will be shut down between North State Road 7 to the east and North 64th Avenue to the west. At approximately 1 p.m., the procession will begin in this area, traveling south on North 64th Avenue to Pines Boulevard. The procession will then head east to the Florida Turnpike before heading south to Hard Rock Stadium, arriving at approximately 1:45 p.m.
Motorists are reminded that COVID-19 testing will be occurring in the east side parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium, so this area will be congested on Saturday and Sunday. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes of travel.
THIS REPORT BY:
Carey Codd/Sr. PIO