Death Of Officer, 2nd Killed In Line Of Duty, Shakes Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The death of a Fargo police officer in the line of duty has shaken the city, North Dakota's largest.
Thirty-three-year-old Officer Jason Moszer died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance. The six-year veteran of the force with a wife and two children is just the second Fargo officer to die in the line of duty and the first in more than a century.
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said in a statement the city was "profoundly saddened" by the death of Moszer, who won a Silver Star commendation after he and another officer were credited with risking their lives in 2011 to rescue two children from an apartment fire.
Late Thursday, hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in his honor.