Wake Forest is closing four parking lots near Hearn Plaza to accommodate parking needs associated with a visitation and a funeral scheduled in Wait Chapel Wednesday and Thursday for Winston-Salem Police Officer Russell Willingham, who died in the line of duty July 30.
Parking lots A, B, N and P (adjacent to Wait Chapel and Hearn Plaza) will close starting at 5 p.m. today, August 2. They will remain closed until after the Thursday funeral. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.
During the Thursday service, a funeral procession will take place on Hearn Plaza. Law enforcement officers from many agencies will gather on Hearn Plaza between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in honor of Officer Willingham.
From 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the University will provide a shuttle to staff, faculty and students that will run from parking lots R 2 and R 3 (near Polo Residence Hall and Spry Soccer Stadium) to parking lot C (in front of Benson University Center).
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