‘Blue Mass’ service honoring fallen police to cause DC street closures Tuesday

WASHINGTON — Several streets will be closed in D.C. Tuesday as hundreds gather to honor fallen police officers in a special service at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

The “Blue Mass” service will be held at the church located on 10th and G streets NW at 12:10 p.m., with a procession beginning at noon.

Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. street closures and emergency no parking will be in effect in the following locations:

  • 10th Street between F Street NW and H Street NW
  • G Street NW between 9th Street NW and 11th Street NW
  • G Place NW between 9th Street NW and 10th Street NW

All vehicles that are parked along the route in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed, according to a traffic advisory.

The 24th annual service brings together first responders from around the country to honor those in law enforcement and fire safety at the beginning of National Police Week, as well as remember those who have fallen.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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