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Submitted photo The Fire Academy of North Dakota honored James Reardon by presenting his helmet and the U.S. flag, which had covered his casket, to his family at the burial held Saturday, Aug. 11 in Buckman, Minn.

Pierz firefighter honored after Line of Duty Death

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A Pierz, Minn., firefighter who died while scuba diving on Seven Lake near Frazee was given a great honor recently when flags at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial flew at half-staff in his memory.


It was originally suspected that Jim Reardon, 51, had drown while out with his diving partner on Aug. 4. Reardon, a member of the Fire Academy of North Dakota, was conducting a 'pre-drill' survey of the lake in preparation for a later training session. 

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