HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — The timeline for Hutto Police Sgt. Chris Kelley’s funeral and procession is set for Tuesday. Kelley died last week after a scuffle with suspect during a traffic stop.
Kelley’s funeral happens Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shoreline Christian Church in North Austin. Kelley served in the Air Force until 2004, and he will be buried at the Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery in Killeen with full military honors.
- Procession leaving funeral home (14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX) at 8 a.m. and heading to Shoreline (this is a small procession)
- Funeral service starts 11 a.m. – service is expected to last one hour
- Police Honors outside – expected to last 30 minutes
- Procession expected to leave around 1 p.m.
- Exit west out of Shoreline Church (15201 Burnet road) onto Shoreline Drive
- Take a right onto North Mopac Expressway frontage road and merge onto Mopac until SH 45 Eastbound
- Head East on SH 45 until SH 130
- Take SH 130 North until IH 35
- Head North on IH 35 frontage road until Texas Highway 195
- Turn left on Texas Hwy 195 and continue West on 195 until Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery (11463 TX 195)
- Turn left into cemetery
The procession will pass through Hutto on SH 130 toward Killeen.
We will live stream the entire service on KXAN and KXAN.com.
The Kelley family released a statement on Monday thanking everyone for their support.
The Kelley Family is touched at the prayers, thoughts, and offers of support from our community, the City of Hutto, the Hutto Police Department, and families and departments across the country. Chris was our rock. He was our protector, our strength and our joy. He was a son, brother, husband and daddy and he was taken away from us too soon. Our hearts are broken.
Dozens of organizations from across Texas are in the area to honor Kelley, and the Hutto Chamber of Commerce is encouraging neighbors to put up a blue light bulb on their porch in his honor.
Hutto neighbors and people from surrounding towns gathered to pay their respects to Kelley as his honor procession made its way to a private rosary Sunday afternoon.
Before his funeral, a visitation will be at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.
Meanwhile, the man charged in the incident, Colby Williamson, is currently in Williamson County Jail.