Firefighter Steven Terry Funeral route Road Closings Oct. 24

Firefighter/Paramedic Steven Terry passed away on Monday, 10-16-17, while on duty at Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 9, in Brooksville.

Funeral services for Firefighter/Paramedic Steven Terry will be held on Tuesday, 10-24-17, at 10 a.m. at the Northcliffe Baptist Church in Spring Hill.

It is expected that First Responders (fire, EMS, law enforcement) from all over the state/country will travel to Spring Hill to attend the service.

In order to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic and accommodate an unusually high volume of emergency vehicles at the church and on portions of the funeral procession, two Hernando County roadways will be completely closed or partially closed during the morning to mid-afternoon hours on 10-24-17.

Road Closings:

The following roads will be closed or partially closed at the times listed below.

Northcliffe Boulevard – PARTIALLY CLOSED beginning at 8 a.m. from east of Landover Boulevard to Hearth Road.  One lane of traffic will be permitted to flow in each direction.  Northcliffe Boulevard will remain closed until all vehicles have departed from the church (most likely noon or later).

Mariner Boulevard – COMPLETELY CLOSED, between Heley Street and Northcliffe Boulevard beginning at 9:30 a.m.  This portion will be closed for approximately 30 minutes.   At approximately 10:30 a.m., Mariner Boulevard will be closed between Norvell Road and Bali Lane.  This closure will last approximately one to two hours.  This area is near Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 4 and St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church (for reference).  During this time, a detour will be in place.

Drivers are requested to select alternate routes or expect delays.

The funeral procession will travel to the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis and the men and women of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office proudly stand beside our brothers and sisters at Hernando County Fire Rescue as they prepare to lay to rest one of their own.

For those wishing to line the roadways to honor fallen Firefighter/Paramedic Steven Terry, the funeral procession will follow the route listed below.

  • East on Northcliffe Boulevard
  • North on Mariner Boulevard
  • East on Cortez Boulevard
  • Continue onto FL-50 E/Cortez Boulevard
  • Continue east onto Cortez Boulevard/Jefferson Street
  • Mildred Avenue
  • Merge onto US41 and travel north
  • East on County Road 476 E/Lake Lindsey Road
  • Continue to Sumter County – Florida National Cemetery.

The Office of Sheriff:

The Office of the Sheriff is established by the Florida Constitution. As a constitutional officer, the Sheriff has the exclusive authority to administer his or her agency and is responsible for preserving the peace throughout the entire county, carrying out the laws of the state, the orders of Florida courts, and the ordinances of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement and correctional officer of the county.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis was initially appointed as the Sheriff of Hernando County by the Governor in January of 2011.  He was then elected by the people of Hernando County in 2012, and remains accountable to them.