- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A house where a Fargo police officer was killed last year in the line of duty has been torn down.

Officer Jason Moszer was killed in February 2016 while responding to a domestic disturbance. The gunman, Marcus Schumacher, was wounded by a police sniper then fatally shot himself during a standoff.

WDAY-TV reported (https://bit.ly/2m6nGnf ) that the house where the standoff happened was demolished Friday as family members of both men looked on.

The officer’s father, Dave Moszer, said he was glad to see the house being torn down.

“It’s good to see it come down,” said Dave Moszer. “We get a little closure in the family now.”

Schumacher’s wife, Michelle, cried as the house was torn down. She said part of her didn’t want to watch, but part of her had to.

Neighbors said the house haunted them.

“It reminded us of how short life can be and how, at the blink of an eye, someone you love can just be gone,” said neighbor Linda Peltier.

“There’s some healing in it, but this whole neighborhood has a long way to go,” she said.

Once the lot is cleaned up, Habitat For Humanity plans to build a single-family home.


Information from: WDAY-TV, https://wday.com

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