Cameras are banned at former Navy SEAL's service

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No camera, purses or backpacks will be allowed inside Cowboys Stadium on Monday during a memorial service for Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was slain last week near Glen Rose.

Arlington police issued a news release Thursday about plans for the 1 p.m. service at the 80,000-seat stadium.

"Military and law enforcement officials from across the region are working closely with his family to make next week's memorial service a lasting tribute," police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said.

Kyle, co-author of the book American Sniper, will be buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin on Tuesday. The Patriot Guard Riders have announced that they will escort the hearse from Arlington to Austin.

Stadium doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and people are urged to arrive early, Richard said.

Parking is free in Lots 1, 2 and 10, which are the nearest to East Randol Mill Road and North Collins Street, Richard said. People will enter the stadium at Gates A and K on the north side.

"In honor of the reverence this memorial service deserves, Chris Kyle's family has asked that the general public not take photographs or record video during the ceremony," Richard said. "No cameras will be allowed inside."

Also, no bags, purses or substantial handheld items will be allowed, Richard said.

The program for the service was not available Thursday, said Nancy Clayton, office manager of Midlothian Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. She said Kyle's family will have a private funeral separate from the public memorial service.

Kyle, 38, and friend Chad Littlefield, 35, both of Midlothian, were shot to death Saturday at the Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose.

Littlefield's funeral is set for 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Midlothian.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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