A benefit was held Sunday for a Fargo police officer who was killed on the job last month.
The breakfast, hosted by Acacia Lodge No. 4 at the Grand Forks Masonic Temple, was a fundraiser for the family of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer, who was fatally wounded while responding to a domestic dispute.
Proceeds will also go to the family of Marcus Schumacher, the shooter, who also died.
Dan Dammen, a steward with the lodge said he wanted to do a fundraiser for law enforcement in the area and thought holding one for the Moszer family would get what he hopes to be an annual project off the ground.
Moszer was 33 and had worked for the Fargo Police Department for six years.
Andrew Johnson, senior warden with the lodge, said some lodge members have ties to either the military or law enforcement.
"Masonry is about taking good men and making them better, it's kind of our slogan, but we also try to do a lot of good for the community with fundraising and outreach," he said.
An hour into the brunch, where pancakes, toast, eggs and other breakfast fare was served for a freewill donation, Johnson said he hopes the annual event will be successful.
"We're kind of winging it and we're hoping for 150 to 200 people today but we'll see what happens," he said.