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Longtime Banks Fire District volunteer Captain Mark Hornshuh dies at 61

Captain Mark Hornshuh is presented with the EMS cross in 2019. Photo: Courtesy Banks Fire District

Banks Fire District 13 announced that Captain Mark Hornshuh, a 32-year veteran of the district, died today, Jan. 28 at age 61.

"It is with our deepest sadness that Banks Fire announces the loss of one of our own, Captain Mark Hornshuh," the district said in a statement.

A volunteer firefighter and paramedic with the district, Hornshuh was was known to be a trainer and mentor in his lengthy history with the District, and also taught fire sciences at Portland Community College, according to Banks Fire Public Information Officer Scott Adams.

In a press release, Adams said that Hornshuh was confirmed to have died Thursday morning, Jan. 28 . . .

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