Logistics for Hunter procession through Columbus


Law enforcement and motorcycle groups will escort the remains of Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, today from Columbus Municipal Airport to the Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

Limited public viewing will be available at the airport, 4770 Ray Boll Boulevard, so organizers are recommending that members of the general public pay their respects along the route — south on Central Avenue, west on 25th Street and south on Washington Street.

Here are key times for today’s procession:

9:30 a.m.: Motorcyclists wishing to be in escort group must check in at airport.

10:40 a.m.: Military aircraft carrying Hunter’s remains scheduled to land at airport, with a water-cannon salute by the Columbus Fire Department as the plane taxis in, followed by a brief ceremony.

11 a.m.: Procession leaves airport for 4.5-mile trip to the funeral home at 1029 Washington St. Length of time for the procession will depend on the travel speed of the vehicles involved, but it’s expected to take about 30 minutes.