Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Beach police officer who died earlier this week after collapsing during a training exercise will be laid to rest on Friday.
The Daytona Beach Police Department says to expect heavy traffic between the News Journal Center in downtown and Lohman Funeral Home on Bellevue Avenue mid-day on Friday due in part to the procession honoring Officer Thomas M. Coulter.
“We’re asking those not attending the services to avoid [those] areas during the procession as roads will be congested with vehicular traffic and citizens wanting to pay their respects,” stated DBPD Sergeant Kelsey Harris.
Harris also thanked the public for its condolences and prayers.
Coulter’s public viewing will take place on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home on 1423 Bellevue Avenue. The funeral service will start at 11 a.m. at the News Journal Center (221 North Beach Street).
The procession route from the News Journal Center to Lohman Funeral Home will mainly be along South Beach Street and Bellevue Avenue.
Daytona Beach’s Fire Department will also pay tribute to Officer Coulter with an American flag display during the procession at Fire Station #1, located on the corner of Beach and Orange Avenue.
Overflow parking will be made available at the former County Administration Building at 250 North Beach Street and behind Victory Motors at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Third Avenue. Parking will also be available along Beach Street.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Jazmin Coulter – the fallen officer’s wife – to help fund her medical school studies. Around $2,000 has been raised so far.