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Fallen hero returns home, procession from airport to Jupiter

Body of Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, killed in Syria, returns home. (WPEC)

A tribute to a hometown hero killed overseas will take place Monday and impact traffic through several communities.

The Motor Unit with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office escorted the body of Army CWO Jonathan Farmer from Palm Beach International Airport to a funeral home in Jupiter just before noon.

Farmer's casket arrived at Signature Flight Aviation around 11:20 a.m. on Monday.

CBS12 reporter Maxine Bentzel is the only local reporter invited by family to be with the plane as it landed.

After a ceremony, the escort to the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home will begin.

Farmer was killed in a suicide attack in Syria last month. Born in Boynton Beach, Farmer served out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, grew up in Palm Beach Gardens where he attended The Benjamin School.

The procession will go west along Southern Boulevard, north on the Florida Turnpike, and east on Indiantown Road. The funeral home is off Center Street and A1A.

His funeral is set for Feb. 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens.

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