- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

EDENTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the funeral for a slain prison guard (all times local):

1:35 p.m.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was among those attending the funeral of a prison guard who died after she was attacked by an inmate.

The funeral mass for 29-year-old Sgt. Meggan Callahan was held in Edenton on Thursday. WITN in Greenville reported (https://bit.ly/2qJehDc) law enforcement officers from across the state attended the service.

Local media outlets reported that a horse-drawn caisson brought Callahan’s body to Edenton United Methodist Church, where the service was held.

State officials said last week that Callahan was responding to a trash can fire in a dormitory at Bertie Correctional Institution on April 26. They said Callahan grabbed a fire extinguisher to try to put out the fire before inmate Craig Wissink attacked. DPS says Wissink took the extinguisher and used it in the assault.

Callahan died shortly after the attack.

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3:32 a.m.

A funeral is scheduled for the North Carolina prison guard attacked by an inmate.

Services will be held at noon Thursday for Sgt. Meggan Callahan at Edenton United Methodist Church in Edenton.

The Department of Public Safety said last week that 29-year-old Callahan was responding to a trash can fire in a dormitory at Bertie Correctional Institution on April 26. Officials say Callahan grabbed a fire extinguisher to try to put out the fire before inmate Craig Wissink attacked. DPS says Wissink took the extinguisher and used it in the assault.

Callahan died an hour after the attack despite efforts by paramedics to save her.

Windsor police have charged Wissink in the sergeant’s death.

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