Grand Forks sends honor guard to Jason Moszer funeral; other area law enforcement also attending
Several Grand Forks area law enforcement agencies will be represented at officer Jason Moszer's funeral Monday in Fargo. "We've moved around some manpower to accommodate anyone who wants to go," said Lt. Gary Grove with the Grand Forks County She...
Several Grand Forks area law enforcement agencies will be represented at officer Jason Moszer's funeral Monday in Fargo.
"We've moved around some manpower to accommodate anyone who wants to go," said Lt. Gary Grove with the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department. Fifteen of about 35 members of that agency will be making the trip.
Moszer, a Fargo police officer, died Feb. 11 shortly after he was shot while responding to a 911 call to resident Marcus Schumacher's home the night before. Investigators believe Schumacher, who had served time in prison for a 1988 shooting in downtown Grand Forks, fired the gun that killed Moszer.
Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said his department's honor guard and some police vehicles will travel to Fargo.
"We want to send a cross section of officers representing multiple aspects of our agency," he said.
He did not have an exact number of officers because the department was waiting to hear from the Fargo Police Department on what number would work best for the funeral planning.
"We're trying to be responsive to Fargo's needs," Zimmel said.
Six members of the UND Police Department, including the chief, assistant chief, lieutenant and two officers will attend the funeral, said Sgt. Danny Weigel, who plans to attend.
The East Grand Forks Police Department will send 13, including its chief and three sergeants, about half its staff, said Detective Tony Hart.
Grove said officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and several agencies in smaller towns in the region will also attend.
"Put it this way: It'll be a good send-off-well-deserved and very sad," Grove said.