It was more than 100 degrees on the route from Phoenix to Prescott. People lined overpasses. The widow and family of a police officer, killed a few months ago, stood along Carefree Highway. An honor guard has stayed with the caskets since Monday.
“They are never left alone — not even for a second,” said one of the guard. “They always have someone present with them.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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