Large procession leads Officer Moszer's body back to Fargo

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Dozens of squad cars escorted Officer Jason Moszer's body from Fargo to Grand Forks and back Sunday morning.

About 35 police vehicles accompanied Moszer's body to the coroner's office in Grand Forks, where it was for a few hours before being brought back to Fargo, WDAY reports.

When the procession arrived in Grand Forks, 40-50 vehicles from multiple agencies were at the scene showing their support for Moszer, his family and the Fargo Police Department, Forum News Service reports.

Several agencies participated in the procession, including the Cass County Sheriff's Office, Grand Forks Police Department, West Fargo Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office, among many others, ValleyNewsLive reports.

Moszer was shot after responding to a domestic disturbance call in Fargo Wednesday night, and died the next day. Law enforcement officials from around the country have expressed their support for Moszer's family and the community.

At least one officer from the Fargo Police Department will remain with Moszer's body until his funeral, Forum News Service reported, noting officers are rearranging their schedules to make sure someone is always there.

“I believe an officer feels an obligation to a fellow officer to be there and stand strong for him,” Lt. Joel Vettel told the publication.

Moszer's funeral is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Scheels Arena in Fargo, which has the capacity to seat between 5,000 and 6,000 people. The Fargo Police Department will announce additional information about the service after arrangements are finalized this week.

Fargo and its police department have a goal of raising $100,000 for Moszer's family. To contribute to the fund, click here. Donations can also be made at Bell State Bank & Trust banks.

Chief: Helping other victims is 'right thing to do'

Others have called on the community to support the other victims in last week's fatal shooting – the Schumacher family who called 911 asking for help because they were afraid for their lives.

In the Fargo Forum Sunday, Mike McFeely asked the community to remember the shooter's wife and son, who were apparent victims of domestic violence. (Police named Marcus Schumacher as the shooter. He was killed in last week's incident as well.) 

And Fargo Police Chief David Todd wrote a message on the department's Facebook page Sunday asking people to reach out to the Schumacher family and look for ways to help them too, adding "The men and women of the Fargo Police Department are okay with that and won’t be offended by that."

"Our mission is to Protect and Serve," Todd wrote. "Perhaps some from the community can help us fulfill the Serve part of the mission by helping Mrs. Schumacher and her son. My faith and the mission I’ve sworn to uphold – tells me it’s the right thing to do."

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