Before the memorial service for Yakima Police Sergeant Joe Deccio on Thursday, August 12th, a procession, which will include Deccio family members and first responders, will make its way from Terrace Heights to the Yakima Valley SunDome.
The public will be able to view the procession beginning at 9:00 am Thursday as it travels from 41st Street in Terrace Heights west along Terrace Heights Drive to Yakima Avenue. The procession will continue along Yakima Avenue before turning south at 1st Street. At Nob Hill Boulevard, the procession will head east along Nob Hill before turning left at Fair Avenue. The procession will arrive at the SunDome at about 9:45 am.
The community memorial service for Sergeant Deccio, who died Tuesday, August 3rd while he was on duty, will begin at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 12th at the SunDome. The public and media are invited to attend the memorial service.
Thursday’s memorial service will be livestreamed on the Yakima Police Department YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/yakimapolicedepartment and on the department’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YakimaPoliceDepartment/.
Sergeant Deccio experienced a significant medical episode around 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 3rd while at work in the Richard A. Zais Law & Justice Center. He was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where lifesaving efforts were made for about four hours. Sergeant Deccio passed away at about 6:30 pm that evening.