(KING5.com is providing minute-by-minute coverage of the procession and memorial for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Kent Mundell, who lost his life Dec. 21st.)
3:58 p.m. - The service is concluded. With that, we are ending this minute-by-minute update of Deputy Kent Mundell's memorial service.
3:55 p.m. -- Officers are being excused from the service.
3:53 p.m. -- The family and friends of Deputy Mundell leave the viewing area of the Tacoma Dome.
3:50 p.m. -- Pallbearers carry and escort Deputy Mundell's casket out of the viewing area at the Tacoma Dome.
3:47 p.m. -- The color guard is removing the flags.
3:43 p.m. -- The final radio call is played.
3:42 p.m. -- Military bugles play Taps.
3:40 p.m. -- Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor presents the folded flag to widow Lisa Mundell.
3:36 p.m. -- The honor guard is now folding the American flag draped over Deputy Mundell's casket.
3:33 p.m. -- A 21 bell salute is being played.
3:30 p.m. -- The bagpipes are playing Amazing Grace.
3:27 p.m. -- The honor guard re-enters the viewing area.
3:23 p.m. -- Chaplain Da Nolta gives the benediction.
3:22 p.m. -- Chaplain Rick Bulman delivers concluding remarks.
3:15 p.m. -- Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire is offering her condolences to Deputy Kent Mundell's family. She presents a folded American flag to Deputy Mundell's widow, Lisa, and speaks withhis two children, Kirsten and Austin. She alsowalks over toMundell's parents to offer her condolences.
3:12 p.m. - Tacoma Police Sg. Al Morris, accompanied by Tacoma Officer Jared Williams on piano, sings Amazing Grace.
2:58 p.m. - Friend and Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. colleague Deputy Jim Jones shares his memories of Deputy Mundell. Jones said Mundell lived a life of love and enthusiasm, describing him as a basically a small childwho was really a man. But he loved to play. The guy could play. Jones said Mundell never had a problem with all the other Type A personalities on the police department. He never had a problem saying 'I love you, man,' said Jones. And you could say 'I love you' back to him and it was never weird.
2:42 p.m. --Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Jason Tate, who worked with Mundell for10 years,readsaloudan essaywritten by alongtime childhood friend of Deputy Mundell.
2:36 p.m. -- Jonathan Harris sings an original song written in honor of Deputy Mundell called Thanks to You I'm Free. Click here to watch.
2:22 p.m. -- A memorial video presentation of Deputy Mundellis now being played. Click here to watch.
2:14 p.m. -- Deputy Mundell's Mother Patricia Bulman expresses deep gratitude to everyone, from the first responders at the crime scene, the staff at Harborview Medical Centerto all the people wholined the procession route to express support to Mundell's family. He was such a very special person, not only to his family but so many who shared with us the past few day how Kent touched their lives in extraordinary ways, she said. He was not only my son - he was my joy. I'm so proud to be his mom. Click here to watch.
2:10 p.m. -- Chaplain Rick Bulman delivers a short message. Kent saved others with his last breath. Not only was Kent willing to lay down his life for his family and friends and community on the battlefield of life, but Kent literally laid down his life in service to his community.
2:07 p.m. -- Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor offers his condolencesto Deputy Mundell's family. I am sorry for the lossof a deeply good man, he says. The combined loss of Mundell,four slain Lakewood officers and SeattleOfficerTim Brenton staggers us, he says, but we will not fear to do our jobs. Click here to watch.
1:56 p.m. -- Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy gives welcoming remarks.
1:54 p.m. -- Chaplain John Pettit delivers the invocation
1:51 p.m. -- Master of Ceremonies Pierce County Sheriff's Det. Ed Troyer begins the service.
1:49 p.m. -- The honor guard marches out.
1:45 p.m. -- Deputy Mundell's daughter Kristin and son Austin attach a ribbon with Deputy Kent Mundell's name to a flag.
1:42 p.m. --Thenational athems of the United States and Canada have just been played. The color guard is dismissed.
1:37 p.m. -- The color guard is marching forward to present the flags.
1:31 p.m. -- Bagpipers and drummers are now marching to the viewing area. Click here to watch.
1:19 p.m. --Immediate family members of Deputy Mundell are escorted to their seats.
1:13 p.m. -- The casket of Deputy Mundell is escorted into the Tacoma Dome. Pallbearers are carrying the casketto the viewing area atthe front of the Tacoma Dome.
1:03 p.m. --Friends and extended familyof Deputy Kent Mundell andmembers of the Pierce County Sheriff's Departmententer the Tacoma Dome and are escorted to their seats. Law enforcement officers and members of the audiencein attendance are standing. Click here to watch.
12:59 p.m. - The service has begun. The honor guard enters the Tacoma Dome.
12:53 p.m. - Master of Ceremonies Pierce County Sheriff's Det. Ed Troyerexplains theeventsof today's memorial to the audience.
Noon - Procession ends at the Tacoma Dome.
11:40 a.m. -- The family members of Deputy Mundell remain sequestered at the Tacoma Dome until the memorial service begins at 1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - Law enforcement and members of the public file into the Tacoma Dome for Deputy Mundell's service. The Tacoma Dome is arranged to seat around 14,000 peoplefor the memorial.
11:10 a.m. -- It's a solemn day - it's a solemn day for us and for the community, said Sgt. John Urquhart, King County Sheriff's Office.
11:10 a.m. - Pallbearers transport the flag-draped casket of Deputy Mundell's body from the hearse into the Tacoma Dome. Members of Mundell's family escort the casket into the dome. Click here to watch.
11:02 a.m. - The hearse carrying the body of Deputy Mundell arrives at the Tacoma Dome. About 130 members of Mundell's family are expected to arrive shortly. Click here to watch.
10:56 a.m. - Western Washington bagpipers, including the Seattle Firefighters Pipes& Drumsand the Tacoma Scotts,march down the street and arrivesat the Tacoma Dome in the rainy, foggy mist.Four law enforcement officers mounted on horses arrive next,followed by a riderless horse, which is a longtime military tradition to symbolize a fallen officer.
10:50 a.m. - At one point, a woman who appears to be Mundell's mother rolls down her window and thanks the hundreds of mourners who lined the final part of the procession.
10:41 a.m. -Some people along the procession route are carrying small American flags. A lone mancarrying an American flag on a pole walks along River Roadalong the procession route. Click here to watch.
10:14 a.m. - I think it has to be - certainly it is with me - a sense of 'how did this happen again?' The first one was bad enough, the second one was unprecendented, and now a third one in less than two months. It leaves most of us speechless. We just don't get how did this happen. - Sgt. John Urquhart with theKing County Sheriff's Office onhow law enforcement officers might be feeling.
10:06 a.m. - Thomas Laird, one of the people watching the procession as it leaves the Puyallup Fairgrounds, tells KING5's Roberta Romero he's there to support the officers and firemen, who risk their lives every day for the public. Watch interview.
10:05 a.m. - The hearse carrying Mundell's body passes underneatha largeAmerican flag, hoisted by two Pierce County fire trucks.
10:04 a.m. -Thousands of people standing in the rainline the route of the procession to pay tribute to Deputy Mundell. Law enforcement officers stand at attention as the hearse passes.
9:58 a.m. - The procession begins. A white hearse carries the body of Deputy Mundell, preceded and followed by several law enforcement vehicles.
9:42 a.m. - Hundreds of law enforcement vehicles from aroundthe Northwestand Canada are currently staging at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center to prepare for the procession, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.