Memorial set Tuesday for slain corrections officer

EVERETT — A public memorial is planned for slain corrections officer Jayme Biendl at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Comcast Arena in Everett.

The memorial planning team includes representatives from law enforcement, the state Department of Corrections, the Behind the Badge Foundation and the city of Monroe, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

A motorcade is planned, with the route visiting the Monroe Correctional Complex where Biendl worked and then heading into Everett on U.S. 2. That journey is expected to last from about 10:30 am. to noon.

Comcast Arena is scheduled to open for public seating at 10:30 a.m. A large gathering is expected and people not attending the event are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Several downtown Everett streets will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The closures include Wall Street between Broadway and Oakes Avenue; Oakes Avenue between Wall Street and Hewitt Avenue; Oakes Avenue between Hewitt Avenue and California Street; Rockefeller Avenue between Wall Street and Hewitt Avenue; Hewitt Avenue’s eastbound curb lane between Rockefeller Avenue and Broadway; Broadway’s southbound curb lane between California and Wall streets; and Broadway’s southbound curb lane near Memorial Stadium.

Public parking is available at the following locations: 10th Street Boat Launch off of W. Marine View Drive; Everett Memorial Stadium’s south lot accessed in the 4000 block of Broadway; and Everett Transit’s east lot located off 3300 Hill St.

Shuttle buses will be running between these lots to Comcast Arena from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The planning team and the Teamsters Local 117, which represents corrections workers, have established accounts to help pay for the memorial service.

Donations can be made in Biendl’s memory at any Union Bank, formerly known as Frontier Bank.

Donations also may be made at any Bank of America branch.

They also can be sent to the Jayme Biendl Benevolent Fund, 14675 Interurban Ave. S., Suite 307, Tukwila, WA 98168.

Flowers in Biendl’s honor can be sent to Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett, either from noon to 5 p.m. Monday or from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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