Procession starts at 12:30, will pass through much of Lansing
Information provided by the Lansing Fire Department
LANSING, Ill. (October 6, 2020) – The Village of Lansing and the Lansing Fire Department join our neighbors from South Holland in mourning the loss of Firefighter Dylan Cunningham. Brother Cunningham lost his life during a training exercise on September 30, 2020. As his passing was in the service of others and considered a Line of Duty Death, he will be honored as a hero with all due ceremony.
The funeral services for Firefighter Cunningham will take place Wednesday, October 7th at Smit’s Funeral Home in Dyer. In keeping with fire service tradition, a procession of fire apparatus will accompany Dylan’s family and friends from the funeral home to St. John’s Church in Glenwood, As is customary, the procession is designed to pass by his second home at the South Holland Fire Department. This chosen route will bring all vehicles involved through a large section of Lansing.
Streets and intersections involved
Starting at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the funeral procession will travel northbound on Burnham Avenue from Lynwood to 170th Street before turning westbound and continuing into South Holland. For the duration of the procession, traffic will be restricted on Burnham Ave. and on 170th Street in both directions. Major intersections impacted during this event will include Burnham Avenue and the cross streets of Glenwood-Lansing Road, 186th Street, Ridge Road, 178th Street, Bernice Road, and 170th Street. The greatest impact on local traffic may occur when the procession crosses Torrence Avenue at 170th Street. Traffic will be shut down for as little time as possible to allow all vehicles in the procession to pass. Please make alternate plans for travel in the affected areas.
The Lansing Fire Department recognizes the inconvenience this may cause our residents and local businesses. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dylan’s family and friends, and with our brothers and sisters of the South Holland Fire Department.