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Mason Moore Funeral Information

Mason Moore Funeral Information
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The funeral for Deputy Moore will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 23. The service will be live-streamed from the Bridge Church to the Belgrade Events Center (220 Spooner Road in Belgrade), and the Three Forks High School Gym (210 East Neal Street in Three Forks). Parking for the at the two sites will open at 9:30.  Deputy Moore will lie in state at the Three Forks Gym during the reception following the procession, at approximately 3:00 until 5:00.

There will be plenty of room at several locations for the public to view Mason’s memorial. Just be sure to leave plenty of time for parking at each of the venues.  As of Sunday May 21st, there are 71 agencies from four states and nearly 500 personnel preparing to honor Deputy Moore and his family.

Tuesday’s events will begin in Townsend at 8:30 am with a procession of family selected agencies escorting Deputy Moore through town. Members of the public who want to view the procession are encouraged to line Broadway Street.  The procession will then travel south on Highway 287 and Interstate 90 to Belgrade for Deputy Moore’s service at the Bridge Church.

The service will be live-streamed from the church to the Belgrade Special Events Center, and Three Forks High School, as well as on-line.  The public is encouraged to view the service at the Special Events Center and Three Forks High.

It will also be accessible on the internet at:

  • Abcfoxmontana.com
  • KFBB.com
  • KBZK.com
  • KXLF.com
  • KXLH.com
  • KTVH.com

Funeral Photos Mandatory Photo Credit: Jeff & Neal Krogstad

Funeral Photos Mandatory Photo Credit: Nick Ramsay

Parking for the Special Events Center can be accessed from Main to Grogan to the Grogan lot.  Look for volunteer flaggers.

Parking for the Three Forks venue will be available at several locations in town with shuttle buses that will run to and from the school. Please allow 30 to 40 minutes travel time to and from the school.

The public needs to be aware that there will be significant traffic delays prior to the service as the procession moves through Belgrade at approximately 10:00 am to 11:00 am, especially at Airway Boulevard and Frontage Road.


Planning Update for Deputy Moore Memorial
May 22, 2017
(Belgrade) – Gallatin County will be hosting a large number of law enforcement and fire service personnel and vehicles Tuesday in honor of Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore.

Here is a list of events scheduled to take place Tuesday.

TOWNSEND: Beginning at 8:30 am Deputy Moore will be escorted through town. Members of the public who want to view the escort are encouraged to do so on Broadway Street. Please park on side streets.

The vehicle procession is for family and by invitation only. It will travel south on Highway 287 and east on Interstate 90 to Belgrade. The escort will enter Belgrade through the Airport Interchange.

Jackrabbit Lane will be closed between West Main and Cruiser Lane Tuesday morning.

Expect significant traffic delays prior to the service as the procession moves through Belgrade from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, especially at Airway Boulevard and Frontage Road.

BELGRADE:  Deputy Moore’s service is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am and will be live-streamed from the church.  Due to limited seating the church service is reserved for family, invited friends, and local responders.  The public is encouraged to go to the Belgrade Special Events Center and Three Forks High School.

Parking for the Special Events Center will be open at 9:00 and can be accessed from Main to Grogan to the Grogan lot.  Look for volunteer flaggers.

Following Tuesday’s service, at approximately 2:00 pm, Deputy Moore will be escorted by a large number of law enforcement and fire vehicles from Belgrade on the Frontage Road to Three Forks High School.

This vehicle procession is limited to public safety vehicles and family, by invitation only.

The public is encouraged to line Main Street in Belgrade west of Jackrabbit Lane at approximately 1:30 to pay their respects as the procession moves through town.

Parking will be available on the old Plum Creek property west of Jackrabbit and south of Main Street. Park at the north end of the lot, closest to Arden Drive. Please do not block the coffee hut.

FRONTAGE ROAD:  Due to the large number of vehicles and limited capacity of Frontage Road, please park on side roads and not on the Frontage Road between Belgrade, Manhattan, and Three Forks if you wish to view the procession.

MANHATTAN: Traffic through Manhattan to Three Forks between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm will be delayed during the procession.

For those who wish to view the procession in Manhattan from Main Street, please park on side streets and keep Main clear.

THREE FORKS: Those who wish to view the procession in Three Forks should be in place by approximately 2:30 pm.

Please park your vehicles on the south side of Highway 2, along the golf course.

Deputy Moore will lie in state at Three Forks High until 5:00pm.

“This event is all about family,” says Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin. “Deputy Moore leaves behind his family along with his brothers and sisters from law enforcement and the fire service.”

“This is how we honor our fallen brother,” says Sheriff Gootkin. “We deeply appreciate the public’s support as we all work through our grief at the loss of Mason.”

Look for updates on Tuesday’s event at readygallatin.com/funeral

You can also call the Help Center with questions: 586-3333.

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Directions to Belgrade Events Center

  • Exit Interstate 90 on Exit 298 and proceed North on Jackrabbit Lane.
  • Turn Right onto Main Street (just after the railroad tracks).
  • Turn Left onto N. Grogan Street (first street on left).
  • Continue on N. Grogan as it curves left turning into Spooner.
  • This will bring you into the Events Center and you will be ushered into parking.

Directions to Three Forks High School

  • Exit Interstate 90 on Exit 278.
  • Head South into town on Hwy 2/ Frontage Rd.

Planning is underway for the ceremony and public safety procession following the service. It is a joint effort between two dozen local, state and federal agencies, including Broadwater, Lewis and Clark, and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Offices, Belgrade Police Department, Central Valley Fire, Three Forks Fire, Big Sky Fire, Montana Highway Patrol, Forest Service, and DNRC.

For more information visit readygallatin.com/funeral or call the Help Center at 406-586-3333.

Donations are greatly appreciated for Deputy Moore’s family. These places are approved by the family:

  • Opportunity Bank, Townsend (406) 266-3137
  • Bridge Church, Belgrade GoFundMe Deputy Mason Moore’s Memorial
  • Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. Checks can be mailed to 34 W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 2E, Helena, MT. Credit card donations can be made by calling (406) 443-5669.
  • Stockman Bank, Helena, has started an educational fund for Deputy Moore’s children. (406) 447-9000
  • Dahl’s Funeral Home has started a fund to pay for the family to travel to South Carolina for the burial. Go to dahlcares.com, to Mason Moore Obituary and click Donate Now.

For any questions about donations, call Trudy Soothwich at (406) 439-9153.

 

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