Visitation, funeral plans announced for Officer Seara Burton; RCS plans eLearning day

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Richmond Police Department has announced the upcoming services for K-9 Officer Seara Burton, and Richmond Community Schools has announced it will conduct an eLearning day for all of its students on the day of the funeral.

The viewing will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Richmond Municipal Building, 50 N. Fifth St., Richmond.

The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Richmond High School’s Tiernan Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway.

The public is invited to attend either or both gatherings to show their respect and honor Burton and her sacrifice for the City of Richmond, according to Chief Michael Britt and Majors Aly Tonuc and Jon Bales.

After the funeral, a procession will head to Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, where Burton will be laid to rest in the section dedicated to Heroes of Public Safety.

The route of the procession will be publicly released to the community in the coming days.

Crown Hill Cemetery’s North Gate can be found at 38th Street and Clarendon Road. The cemetery is open daily in September from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and in October through March, the cemetery is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

RCS families are advised that assignments will be posted in the district’s online Canvas program by 9 a.m. Monday. Students are not to report to school on this day. A guide to frequently asked questions regarding eLearning can be found on the district’s website.

“Thank you in advance for your understanding,” a statement from district officials said. “We are proud to stand united as a community in support of Officer Burton.”

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