Motorists advised about delays for Floyd funeral Saturday

Steven R. Floyd

DOVER — Funeral services will continue Saturday for Lt. Steven Floyd, 47, of Dover, who was killed last week in an inmate rebellion at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

A visitation will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at Delaware State University Memorial Hall, followed by a funeral service there and then interment at Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery, 6486 Bay Road, in Frederica.

Given the services and the procession to travel from DSU to Barratt’s Chapel, state transportation officials advised motorists to be prepared for traffic delays Saturday. Motorists should expect delays on U.S. 13 Saturday morning, as well as in the afternoon on Saturday at Del. 1 in Frederica.

Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes to avoid the area. Message boards have been posted to inform motorists of possible delays on Del. 1 in Frederica. DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center will be monitoring traffic along the route. To view real-time traffic conditions on DelDOT’s traffic cameras, visit

Shuttles for community members will run from Dover Downs Hotel and Casino to DSU; car-pooling is encouraged.

Delaware State University police place the flag at half-staff on the college campus flag pole before the visitation for slain correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd on Friday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Geoff Klopp, president of the correctional officers union, described Lt. Floyd as a dedicated officer and loving husband, father and grandfather who worked overtime  to help put his children through college.

He was a 16-year veteran of the Department of Correction.

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