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At this year's Burning Man festival, law enforcement officers from the Bureau of Land Management participated in a longstanding Burning Man tradition by remembering one of their own at Burning Man's Temple. The memorial procession for BLM Special Agent Michael Dwayne Bolinger, who died of cancer earlier in the summer, was held on Thursday of the event. Despite rumors of a law enforcement crackdown at Burning Man, the BLM Rangers, many of whom have worked at the event for multiple years, see themselves as a part of the city, not a force sent to destroy it. All photos by L.J. Williamson.
For more on this story, see: The Day the Man Came to Burning Man.
- CuriousJosh: The People of Burning Man 2013.
- CuriousJosh: Scenes from Burning Man 2013.
- CuriousJosh: Art and Art Cars at Burning Man 2013.
Published on September 11, 2013