Jelani Prather, 36, DC Police, Gaithersburg,26 Sep

Officer Jelani Prather was a 10-year veteran of the DC Metro Police Department.  Sadly he was killed in a traffic accident on Sep 16, 2011.  He joined the Metro PD in September of 2001 and was a motorcycle officer in the Fifth District, Northeast Washington D.C.  He was an avid motorcycle rider, fine Officer and devoted family man.

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family and Metro PD to pay our respects at the funeral service.   Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and his Law Enforcement Brothers. 

Ride Captain: Brian Parnes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 26 Sep 2011 - Viewing, Funeral Service and Interment

Rally Location:  Air Park Shell, 7620 Lindbergh Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Rally Time:  0815-0830 hrs

Kickstands Up: 0835 hrs

There is fuel and amenities at this location.  Please fuel up and be ready to roll at 0835 sharp.  Our destination is only a few blocks away.  At 0845 hrs we will form our flag lines for the 0900-1100 hrs viewing.  Funeral service will begin at 1100 hrs with immediate procession to Gate of Heaven Cemetery upon completion.  We will reform our flag line at the cemetery.

Please do not be late as access may be tightly controlled.  Do remember to bring your 3'x5' US Flag for the flag lines, water for hydration and snacks if you need them.  With enough Riders we will be able to rotate breaks on the flag line easier.

Weather for Gaithersburg on Monday, 26 Sep is forecast for Partly Cloudy, High of 77, low of 67.  Dress appropriately for your ride and watch the weather for changes.  Do not let weather stop you as those we honor definitely do not let it stop them!

If you plan on riding this mission, please email me and let me know.  The Metro PD would like to have some advance notice of the number of bikes that will be attending. 

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