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Charlottesville police start charging for funeral procession escorts

August 29, 2010 | Virginia News

Nowadays, if you want a funeral procession in Charlottesville, you have to pay for it, though the tradition is not as popular as it once was.

Since the spring, the Charlottesville Police Department has been charging $150 to escort funeral processions. If a family wants a procession, the escorts are typically required for safety and insurance reasons. It’s a move that’s in line with a nationwide trend, according to Police Chief Timothy J. Longo.

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