- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina lawmakers have remembered the life and service of a prison guard who authorities say was killed after being attacked by an inmate.

The House and Senate both passed memorial resolutions Tuesday honoring Sgt. Meggan Lee Callahan. Investigators say the 29-year-old was beaten to death by an inmate with the fire extinguisher she was trying to use to put out a trash can fire on April 26 at Bertie Correctional Institution.

Family and state prison officials were at the state Legislative Building as lawmakers recognized Callahan for her tremendous spirit, love of life and willingness to serve others.

Callahan started working for the state prison system in 2012. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, a nephew and her fiance.

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