North Dakota’s largest city has been shaken by the fatal shooting of a decorated police officer, the first death of a Fargo officer in the line of duty in more than 130 years.
Officer Jason Moszer, 33, died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier. The six-year veteran of the force was hit by gunfire just after midnight, during an 11-hour standoff with a suspect at a house near downtown Fargo.
Police warned that the father of two wasn’t expected to survive. His family visited him in a hospital early Thursday to say goodbye, Fargo Police Chief David Todd said.
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.
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