The funeral service for Buffalo Police Officer Patricia A. Parete, who died early Saturday morning, will be at 11 a.m. today in Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave.

The service is open to the public, but seating capacity is limited.

Police officials said there will be no formal processions leading to the church. The service also will conclude at the church.

To honor Parete, who was paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty on Dec. 5, 2006, a 21-gun salute is planned sometime between noon and 12:30 p.m.

Also, the Buffalo Fire Department will drape an American flag across Delaware at West Tupper Street.

Delaware Avenue will be closed from Tupper to Edward Street and from Edward to Virginia Street.

Police officials said east-west traffic is not expected to be affected, but there will likely be traffic delays in the area.

For 30 days starting last Saturday, Buffalo police officers are wearing black bands around their badges in a public show of mourning for the passing of Parete.

Meanwhile, the Common Council on Tuesday began the process of renaming a pocket park at 33 Whitney Place after Parete. Block club members maintain the park, which is not far from where Parete was shot, and said renaming it would be a “respectful tribute,” according to Fillmore Council Member David A. Franczyk.