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Procession underway for slain trooper

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KENT, WA- Drivers pulled over and people watched respectfully from overpasses and sidewalks Thursday as a procession of more than 100 law enforcement vehicles drove to a memorial service for slain Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu.

The emergency vehicles with lights flashing left the Kitsap Mall and traveled through Port Orchard to meet with other law enforcement personnel staging at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. After meeting with the family procession from the funeral home in Lakewood they're heading to the 1 p.m. ceremony at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Officials expect thousands to attend the memorial.

The 16-year veteran was shot last week near Gorst by a driver who later killed himself. Six people have been charged with rendering criminal assistance.