For the first time since 1882, the Fargo Police Department suffered the loss of a fellow officer on duty. Law Enforcement officers from near and far journeyed to Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota to honor fallen officer, Jason Moszer at a memorial service.
Nearly 2,000 officers showed to pay their respects and support their fellow officers in blue, some from as far as Florida and Alaska. The American Red Cross was also proud to play a role in the memorial service for Officer Moszer, providing snacks, water, and coffee for all the law enforcement organizations that attended.
“It was so incredible to see so much support for the community and for a fellow officer,” said Red Cross volunteer, Terry Askin. “I am glad I got to meet so many of them and they were so thankful for us being there.”
Many of the officers in attendance shared their personal stories with the Red Cross in their home communities. The Red Cross often provides canteen support for responders during emergency situations.
“We appreciate your willingness to be a part of this and give comfort to those attending the funeral,” said Fargo Assistant Fire Chief, Le Roy Skarloken. “I cannot say enough about what the Red Cross does for us in the Fire Department and in the community. Thank you again for your service.”
All of us at the Red Cross offers our sincere apologies to the Fargo Police Department and all those that served with Officer Moszer.