Honor Guard Formed For North Dakotan Killed During Search



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.

The Star Tribune reports 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.

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