Fargo Police Department, North Dakota
End of Watch Friday, July 14, 2023
Police Officer Jake Wallin was shot and killed while he and other officers investigated a traffic crash at the intersection of 25th Street South and 9th Avenue South at about 2:45 pm.
While officers were on scene, a male subject opened fire on officers, firefighters, and bystanders without warning. Officer Wallin was killed, two other officers were critically wounded, and a bystander was wounded. Officer Wallin’s field training officer was able to return fire and killed the subject.
Officer Wallin was a Minnesota Army National Guard Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. He had served with the Fargo Police Department for only three months and was completing field training at the time of the shooting. He is survived by his mother, father, brother, grandparents, and fiancee.