Boy Scouts to line highway for murdered scout leader's funeral
CLINTON - Area boy scouts will line Highway 10 this weekend as friends and family bid farewell to murdered Scout leader Brad DeFranceschi.
DeFranceschi was gunned down on his property Monday morning, the latest in a series of rural shootings that left two others dead and a fourth injured in recent months. On Wednesday, authorities apprehended the man believed to be responsible for the shootings, 36-year-old Ryan Sharpe.
The Boy Scouts of Camp Avondale say they will pay tribute to "Ranger Brad" during his funeral on Sunday.
On Thursday, it was announced that uniformed scouts would line Highway 10, leading all the way from the camp to his grave site. Scouts are also asked to bring American flags to line the route as well.
DeFranceschi's service will be held at the Dining Hall at Camp Avondale, with visitation lasting from 12 to 3 p.m.
The Council says it is currently setting up a fund for his two children and more details will soon be released.