Memorial service held for BIA firefighter killed in the line of duty

Memorial services were held on Thursday for a Bureau of Indian Affairs firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Anthony Polk, 30, was a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe with ancestry from the Quechan Nation. He died while fighting a fire on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

“Anthony was well known and respected by those who knew him inside the Forestry community and among those who fight in the dangerous wildland fire zones," acting assistant secretary Del Laverdure said in a press release. "We honor Anthony for his commitment and service to protecting those whose lives and property are threatened by wildland fire. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

A wake and funeral take place today in Yuma, Arizona. Polk will be buried tomorrow at the Quechan cemetery.

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Services Friday for Yuma firefighter (The Yuma Sun 6/15)
Memorial held for fallen BIA Firefighter Anthony Polk (KSWT-TV 6/15)
Fire fighter procession now to start apx. 4:45 (KSWT-TV 6/15)

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