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Fargo and its police department hope to raise $100K for slain officer's family

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The city of Fargo and its police department have started a fund for the family of Jason Moszer, with the mayor saying Friday he hopes it will raise $100,000 for the fallen officer's widow and two children.

The city says in its announcement the Moszer Family Benefit Fund will assist the family through the difficult times ahead. It's managed by the Impact Foundation and Bell State Bank.

Follow this link to contribute to the fund.

Moszer responded to a call about a domestic disturbance Wednesday evening and was shot when the homeowner opened fire at officers. Moszer died of his injuries the next day. After a standoff that lasted hours the suspected shooter was found dead, as well.

In announcing the fund Friday, Mayor Tim Mahoney said “The goal is $100,000, but we’d like to see what the community can do,” the Fargo Forum reports.

In the Forum report, Mahoney said Moszer's children will qualify for free tuition at any of North Dakota's state colleges.

Support for the department

Communities, law enforcement agencies, and individuals are finding various ways to express support for Fargo and its police department.

In Douglas County the Sheriff's Foundation asked resident to leave blue lights shining overnight, the Grand Forks Herald reports.

The Park Rapids Enterprise says police in that city used social media to encourage residents to wear blue in support of Moszer.

The Fargo Police Department used its Facebook page to share the story of a local restaurant and it customers showing generosity to the force.

https://www.facebook.com/fargopolicedepartment/posts/10153893457628334

Police Chief David Todd also posted a note thanking the community for all the goodwill and support extended to the department during a difficult time.

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