I-5 N closed for motorcade to honor WA state trooper

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The body of 38-year-old Detective Eric Gunderson was taken from Oregon to Lacey, Wash., Monday morning with police and the Oregon Department of Transportation shutting down northbound I-5 for a procession in his honor.

The interstate north of the Fremont Bridge was closed to drivers during the motorcade’s procession.

ODOT advised drivers to expect delays.

The Washington State Patrol said Gunderson contracted COVID-19 while on-duty.

He had served the Patrol for 16 years and is survived by his wife and two children.

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