The funeral procession for Cpl. Michael Middlebrook is underway, traveling through Lafayette this afternoon.

Cpl. Michael Middlebrook's Funeral Procession (KPEL Photo)

Throngs of Lafayette residents have lined the street to pay their respects as the Lafayette policeman's family and friends prepare to lay the officer to rest.

Lafayette Parish school students, waving American flags, are also lining the route near their schools as the procession travels through Lafayette.

Officials are asking motorists for patience as the procession may cause some backups during normal Friday afternoon commutes.