FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) – Hundreds of people lined the main street of Franklin, N.H., as the body of National Guardsman Scott Dimond was returned to the community where he spent 18 years on the police force.

The 39-year-old Guard corporal was killed by a bomb last week in Afghanistan.

Residents who turned out Monday said Dimond was known as a fair police officer, a husband and father of four and as a standout football player in the 1980s.

Dimond’s funeral will be held Saturday at Franklin Middle School followed by burial with full military honors at Franklin Cemetery.

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