AUSTIN (KXAN) - The funeral service for Sgt. Juan P. Navarro, 23, was held Wednesday. He lost his life in Afghanistan earlier this month. While on duty, he was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device.
Austin Police Department Motor Unit along with the Bell County Sheriff's Office and Williamson County Sheriff's Office escorted the body of Navarro to Killeen for burial.
Navarro graduated from Lanier High School in Austin. He joined the U.S. Army in June 2008, and attended initial Army Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Ga.
The police left from the Cook Walden Funeral Home at 1 p.m.
The route taken was as follows:
- Start: 6100 N. Lamar Blvd.
- South on Lamar Blvd. to Koenig Ln.
- East on Koenig Ln. to IH-35 northbound
- North on IH-35 to Hwy 195
- North on 195 to Killeen, Texas
Citizens were reminded to expect traffic delays along the route.
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