Thousands of police officers converged in Fargo to attend the funeral of an officer killed in the line of duty.
Jason Moszer was shot during a domestic violence standoff February 11 and died the next day.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP were among the attendees from across the region and the country.
“We’re all in the same business. We’re all in law enforcement. We have each other’s backs,” says RCMP Corporal Laura Ledrew. “In a time like this it’s important to show support to our brothers and sisters down here, regardless of the border, regardless of the service.”
Officers from as far away as New York, Montana and Indiana were a part of the nearly 6,000 people attending.
“We have so many young officers that are going to be showing up today. What takes place here, the images and the feelings that they have, it’s something that they’re going to carry through their career,” says Lieutenant Tory Jacobson with the Moorhead Police Department. “It’s going to help motivate them and understand that officers throughout this nation and community will always have your back.”
A procession of officers and first responders followed the service, travelling 21 miles through Fargo and Moorhead.
With files from KFGO Radio in Fargo-Moorhead