- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo police officers are getting protective helmets.

KFGO radio reports (https://bit.ly/2q47NCv ) that each of the department’s 45 squad cars will be equipped with one of the $1,100 next-generation helmets. Another 10 will be provided to new officers who double up with a training officer for their first few months on the job.

Up until now, the Kevlar helmets were available only to the Red River Valley SWAT team.?

Police Chief Dave Todd says he started looking into additional helmets after the death of Officer Jason Moszer. Moszer was wearing two bullet-resistant vests but was shot in the head during a standoff in February 2016.

The helmets were funded through city dollars and a Gate City Bank donation.


Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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