MILWAUKEE — The funeral for Milwaukee Police Officer Mark Lentz, who served the city for 18 years, is scheduled Thursday.
A public visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, with a public funeral to follow.
The procession is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Thursday at the church, 777 S. Barker Road, and conclude at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th St., in Greenfield.
Here is the route for the procession:
North on Barker Road
Merge left toward Interstate 94 East on-ramp
East on I-94 East
South on I-41/I-894 South
Exit at South 84th Street
South on South 84th Street to the funeral home
Drivers should take alternate routes and avoid the area, if possible, because commutes will be affected.
Lentz died Sept. 18 due to health-related issues, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
On Aug. 3, 2017, Lentz attempted to stop a speeding motorist when he was intentionally hit by a driver. Police said Lentz began to show signs of traumatic brain injury and nerve damage, lost the ability to speak and suffered substantial memory loss.
Lentz was awarded a Purple Valor Star in May.