Vigil tonight for slain Aiken officer

 Funeral arrangements for Master Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson have been announced.


The funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at the South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center. A burial will follow in Historic Bethany Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, located at 715 E. Pine Log Road.

A prayer vigil has also been planned for Monday outside the Aiken Public Safety Department, 251 Laurens Street. The vigil will take place from 5 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Scott Richardson Children’s Fund, Savannah River Banking Co., 407 Silver Bluff Road SW, Aiken, SC 29803

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Map of funeral procession for Officer Scotty Richardson


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