Funeral plans set for Tulare County Sheriff's deputy and pilot killed in plane crash

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Scott Ballantyne and James Chavez had just assisted in the arrest of a man brandishing a handgun when their plane crashed into the side of a mountain ridge on Wednesday. Anyone who would like to help their families can do so through the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff's Benevolent Association. (KFSN)

Funeral plans are now complete for the Tulare County Sheriff's deputy and pilot killed in a plane crash near Porterville.

The service for pilot James Chavez will take place next Saturday at Glad Tidings Church in Hanford. A funeral for deputy Scott Ballantyne will be held on Monday, Feb. 22 at Visalia First Assembly of God.

The men had just assisted in the arrest of a man brandishing a handgun when their plane crashed into the side of a mountain ridge on Wednesday. Anyone who would like to help their families can do so through the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff's Benevolent Association.

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