Funeral procession planned Friday for FHP Trooper who died of COVID-19

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Brian Pingry, a trooper from SWFL, has died of COVID-19. (CREDIT: Florida Highway Patrol)

The Florida Highway Patrol will honor the life of Trooper Brian J. Pingry with a funeral procession on Friday.

Pingry, a seven-year veteran with FHP, died on Sunday from COVID-19 complications.

Pingry was a Lee County resident and also served as a trooper in this area.

There will be a law enforcement procession on Friday that begins at Gendron Funeral Home, at 2701 Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, to Next Level Church, at 11081 Gateway Boulevard in Fort Myers.

“Any public support along the procession route would be truly appreciated and meaningful to family and friends,” the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The procession route will begin in the westbound lanes of Lee Boulevard to Gunnery Road, continue southbound on Gunnery Road to Daniels Parkway, and from there it will turn right onto Gateway Boulevard where it will end at the Next Level Church.

Brief traffic delays are expected.

Procession Route Time (Anticipated start 8:15 a.m.):

  • WB Lee Boulevard to Gunnery Road (Left Turn) *Estimated departure 8:15 a.m.
  • SB Gunnery Road to Daniels Parkway (Straight Ahead) *Estimated passing 8:20 a.m.
  • WB Daniels Parkway to Gateway Boulevard (Right Turn) *Estimated passing 8:25 a.m.
  • NB Gateway Boulevard to Next Level Church – East (Right Turn) *Estimated passing 8:30 a.m.


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