Thousands line streets to watch Burbridge procession

As early as 9am community members arrived
Posted at 4:56 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 17:57:55-04

People lined the streets of Council Bluffs hours before the funeral procession of Deputy Mark Burbridge drove by.  As early as 9am, community members showed up in lawn chairs and ocal businesses began tying blue ribbons around nearby poles and planting American flags in the lawn.


Blue taped lined the windows of the Casey's gas station and Gorilla Car Wash on 23rd Ave. & South Expressway, preparing for the procession.  Arrow Towing brought out a portion of their fleet decorated in American flags and blue stripes.  One truck had a sticker that said "Burbridge."  A truck with a rotating crane draped a large American flag over 23rd Ave.


Family members of other officers and sherrif's departments showed up to offer their support as well.  Many were just members of the community who wished to show the family of Deputy Burbridge that they care. Michelle Olderog, whose son works at the Pottawattamie County Sherrif's office in the same department as Dep. Burbridge said, "I'm always afraid for my son to go to work. I just pray that God will take care of him. My son absolutely loves his job, and I think he does a good job.  And all I do is pray that God will take care of him and watch over all the officers."