Honor Guard Formed For North Dakotan Killed During Search
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - About two dozen Minneapolis area firefighters and police officers have volunteered for honor guard duties for a dive team member who died in Texas while on an emergency call and is heading home for burial in her native North Dakota.
Forty-six-year-old Lori Pohanka-Kalama died on April 16, one day after she was pulled from a rain-swollen creek on the Fort Hood Army Base. She was a member of the Morgan's Point fire and police dive team in far southeastern Texas.
Reports say that the honor guard plans to remain at the Twin Cities airport while Pohanka-Kalama and her family await their flight to North Dakota Sunday evening.
Pohanka-Kalama was born in Grafton, North Dakota and grew up in Linton. A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday in Linton.