Funeral for slain Grand Forks police officer to be held at Ralph Engelstad Arena

Associated Press

A funeral for slain Grand Forks police officer Cody Holte will be held Tuesday in Ralph Engelstad Arena on the University of North Dakota campus.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with the service set to begin at 1 p.m. Both the visitation and funeral service will be open to the public.

Holte was killed Wednesday in a shooting in Grand Forks while helping sheriff's deputies who were serving eviction papers. A woman also was killed.

Holte's family issued a statement calling him "an incredible husband, father, son, brother, uncle, police officer and soldier."

"The impact he had on his family, friends and colleagues was immense and he will be missed dearly," Holte's family said.

Prosecutors have charged Salamah Pendleton, 41, with two counts of murder in the deaths of Holte and Lola Moore. Authorities said Pendleton used a semi-automatic rifle in the shooting and was shot several times. A deputy also was shot and wounded.

Holte is the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in Grand Forks since 1966, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page website.