Memorial Services Set for Asst. Police Chief's Daughter Killed in Afghanistan

Police have released plans for memorial services for Army Spc. Brittany Gordon who was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Oct. 13.

Last week, St. Petersburg Police announced that Brittany Gordon, daughter of St. Petersburg Assistant Police Chief Cedric Gordon, died serving in the U.S. Army overseas in Afghanistan. 

Brittany Gordon, according to police, died Oct. 13, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to the 572 Military Intelligence Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. 

On Monday, the department released a statement regarding memorial service plans. 

  • Army Spc. Brittany Gordon's body is scheduled to arrive at MacDill Air Force Base on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. A motorcade comprised of members of the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will escort Brittany's casket to the Lawson Funeral Home, 4535 Central Ave.
  • A memorial service for Army Spc. Brittany Gordon will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, in the Wireman Chapel at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. The public is invited.
  • The wake service for Army Spc. Brittany Gordon will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 37th St. S. 
  • The funeral service for Army Spc. Brittany Gordon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 37th St. S.

Last week, Police Chief Chuck Harmon said the news shook the department. 

"This loss is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Gordon and his family during this time of unimaginable grief," Harmon in a statement. "We know that the coming days will be extremely difficult and we will stand by ready to offer our support to Chief Gordon and his family in whatever manner possible."

henry eroh October 23, 2012 at 06:39 PM
tboughts and prayer's to a coureageous young lady Semper-Fi
Kim Brubaker October 23, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Does anyone know the route this motorcade will take? I would like to pay my respects as she passes by. God bless this young ladies service to our country.
William Mansell October 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Hello Kim, According to police the motorcade will leave base around 12:00 p.m. The route is below. -Leave MacDill AFB Bayshore Gate -North on Bayshore Blvd. -East on Platt St. Bridge -North on Florida Ave. (Left) -East on Jackson St. (Right) -North on N. Jefferson St. (Left) -West on E. Polk St. (Left) -North on Ashley St. (Right) -Southbound I-275 -Exit 23A (I-375) -Merge onto 4th Av N (to the right) -South on MLK Blvd. (Right) -West on 1st Ave N. - Passing St. Petersburg Police Department (Right) -South on N. 16th St. (Left) -West on Central Av (Right) -Lawson Funeral Home 4535 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL
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