Funeral Procession Plans Finalized – Griffith Street Overpass Will be CLOSED to Vehicular Traffic
The services for Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Friday morning at Calvary Church in Charlotte. Following the funeral, a procession of public safety first responders will be traveling from Charlotte through downtown Mooresville and ending at the Mooresville Police Department. The procession route on 485 and I-77 NB will impact travel on both roadways between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The procession will pass through Davidson on I-77. The Griffith Street overpass bridge will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic. An American flag will be flown over the northbound lanes of I-77 by Davidson Fire Ladder #1 Truck. Davidson Police will close the Griffith Street overpass bridge at 1 p.m. to stage fire apparatus and police vehicles on the bridge. Residents are asked to plan ahead for this closure and adjust travel to alternate routes during the bridge closure from 1 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m. depending on length and time of the procession.
The town also encourages Davidson residents to show their support for the family and friends of Officer Sheldon; and to honor his service by standing by as the procession passes in downtown Mooresville; or at the Griffith Street overpass ramps. The closure of the Griffith Street overpass bridge in Davidson will allow for pedestrians to stand nearby as the procession passes.
Last Saturday, Mooresville K9 Police Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot during a routine traffic stop. He was transported from the scene, but later died from his injuries. The Town of Davidson stepped up to support daily operations in Mooresville with police staffing, fire staffing, and support of their staff, elected officials and citizens following this tragedy.