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After just an hour, Fargo police run out of blue bulbs to honor fallen officer

FARGO - The glow of blue porch lights may soon line the streets of Fargo neighborhoods.

Ryan Aldrich, ecommerce manager for LightBulbs247, stacks blue flood lamps to ready them for sale Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Fargo. The business pledged 1,000 bulbs to sell at $5 each to raise money for the Moszer family. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO – The glow of blue porch lights may soon line the streets of Fargo neighborhoods.

The Fargo Police Department and other groups are giving out blue light bulbs that residents can install outside their homes to honor the death of Officer Jason Moszer.

At about 9 a.m. Tuesday, about an hour after making the bulbs available, Fargo police said on their Facebook page that they have run out.

"We're working on obtaining more & will let you know when we receive them. Thank you for your support!" the Facebook post read.

Continuing coverage: The shooting death of Officer Jason Moszer


When available, bulbs can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday at police headquarters, 222 4th St. N., the department said. A freewill donation for Moszer's family is requested but not required.

Another place to obtain a blue light bulb is GoodBulb, a Fargo business at 4211 12th Ave. N. The business hopes to sell 1,000 bulbs for $5 each, with the proceeds going to Moszer's family, sales manager Brian Hotten said.

In the Alexandria, Minn., area, blue light bulbs are available at the Douglas County Sheriff's Department . Deputy Kevin Wiseman is organizing the effort, something he's done before when officers have been killed in the region.

"It's nothing I invented by any means," he said. "We just wanted to do something for the family."

For each bulb, the sheriff's department is requesting a $5 donation for Moszer's family, Wiseman said.

Moszer, 33, died Thursday after he was shot while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance Wednesday night in north Fargo. The man believed to have shot him was found dead after a standoff with officers, police said.

Moszer's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Scheels Arena. He's survived by his wife and two stepchildren.


Free child care during Moszer funeral

The YMCA will be providing free child care during the funeral for Jason Moszer, a Fargo police officer killed in the line of duty.

Moszer's funeral is slated for 1 p.m. Monday at Scheels Arena, with visitation two hours before the service. Child care for all ages will be available that day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schlossman YMCA, 4243 19th Ave. S.

Anyone interested is asked to register in advance by contacting the YMCA's early learning director, Tania Erickson, at erickson@ymcacassclay.org or (218) 512-2030, ext. 3321.

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