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Did you ever think that you would need an invitation to attend a loved one’s funeral?
Some Cincinnati funeral home directors said it may come to exactly that. They said it may be the only was to protect you and your family from a recent trend of violence during local funerals.
The funeral directors said the violence on the streets often spills over into the funeral service where suspects may show up to harass the family.
Now they are having to fight back by hiring private security officers.
Many people will admit they get a little jittery around funeral homes.
However, Clarence E.H. Glover, the owner of House of Glover Funeral Service in Avondale, said it’s the people that are living that can make his job nerve wracking.
“A couple of men got out of line, out of the funeral procession and started doing this “S” pattern,” Glover recalled about a recent episode of violence at a funeral.
“You almost felt like you were at the OK Corral because they started shooting. Whether they were shooting at each other, we couldn’t tell,” Glover said.
Glover said he called police and the shooters were arrested.
In January, several people were arrested when shots were fired as a funeral procession for a murder victim entered Vine Street Hill Cemetery.
Police were also called to a funeral in the West End last year after an argument started inside a church.
Funeral home directors said they’re having to take extra measures to protect grieving families, especially mourners of victims of violent crimes or gang members.
There are several cameras strategically placed around the Glover Funeral Home on Reading Road including in the chapel. And when you step out into the hallway, there’s one that is facing the front door.
“We just need to be aggressive in taking care of security for ourselves, our employees and the families that we serve most important of all,” Glover said.
Joseph Garr runs Garr Funeral Service in the West End and Donald and Stewart Funeral Home in North Avondale. Garr said he has resorted to carrying a concealed weapon because of the violence.
“It’s gotten so bad, in our association that we’ve talked about private funerals. Have a security guard at the door and if you don’t have an invitation, you don’t get in, but it still causes them to congregate outside,” Garr explained.
Another option families have is to delay the burial for several days after the funeral. This keeps the burial limited to immediate family members.
As a last attempt to avoid funeral violence, some families are choosing not to publish details of the funeral in the obituary in the newspaper.
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