UPDATE: Previous versions streaming link was incorrect. The correct streaming link is listed below —
The Celebration of Life Service for Officer Sam Whisler is open to the public and will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM, at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside Oregon 97138. The service will be livestreamed as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DORgEyzGsF4
A motorcade procession involving family and emergency response vehicles, in honor of Officer Whisler, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. The procession includes law enforcement, firefighters and family. Members of the public are encouraged to show their support by lining the streets along the main route which is as follows:
16th and Marine, West to Roundabout
Highway 101 South to Camp Rilea
Highway 101 South from Camp Rilea to Seaside
Broadway St. West to N. Columbia St.
N. Columbia St. North to First Ave.
First Ave. East to Convention Center Entrance
During the procession, area travelers should be prepared for temporary road closures, traffic congestion and delays along the route, especially on Hwy 101 and in the downtown Seaside core.
If you are planning on driving in these areas between the hours of 11:00 am through 1:00 pm for the procession or shortly after the estimated end of the ceremony at about 2:30 pm, we encourage you to take an alternative route or delay traveling until the event has ended.
Public Attendance: Members of the public attending the event are encouraged to carpool, walk, ride a bicycle or take a shuttle. Parking in the immediate area of the Convention Center will be limited. Shuttle Service will be offered to and from the Convention Center. Shuttle pick up and drop off locations will be located at North Coast Christian Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Rd., Seaside, Broadway Field, 1400 Broadway St., Seaside and American Legion Seaside, 1315 Broadway St., Seaside. Please avoid bringing bags into the venue other than purses or other small bags with personal belongings. Any bags brought into the venue will be subject to search for the safety of the event.
For additional information regarding Officer Sam Whisler please visit https://www.astoria.or.us/Officer_Sam_Whisler_.aspx
The intersection is now open for travel. Thank you for your patience.
The intersection at 8th/Exchange is currently blocked by a jack-knifed tanker truck. Please use alternate routes and expect delays. We will post an update as soon as one is available.