Luther Family Ford Salute to Law Enforcement

Recent events have reminded us how important our friends in law enforcement are to our community. Luther Family Ford and AM 1100 The Flag WZFG are proud to recognize those officers and honor them for their service to our community. Each month, one officer from the Fargo-Moorhead area will be recognized on air on the Need to Know Morning show on WZFG. Check below for our current and previous honorees.

Trooper/Canine Handler Tyler Iverson and Lara

MN State Patrol

April, 2016
Trooper Iverson started his law enforcement career in with the Minnesota State Patrol in 2013 and was stationed in the Thief River Falls District. In the fall of 2014, Trooper Iverson transferred to the Detroit Lakes District, with his primary station being the Moorhead area. Since his appointment as a State Patrol Trooper he has taken on extra job duties to be included with his primary duty of a road trooper. Trooper Iverson has been a field training officer, an accident reconstruction specialist, and most recently a canine handler. Since being partnered with his canine Lara in the spring of 2015, Trooper Iverson has made some significant drug related arrests and drug related property and cash forfeitures. Recently Trooper Iverson and his canine partner received two awards. A Minnesota State Patrol Chief’s Commendation Award for his efforts during 2015 in the areas of traffic enforcement and drug intervention. He also received the United States Police Canine Association 4th Quarter 2015 National Detector Case for a traffic stop that resulted in a large amount of methamphetamine being seized. Trooper Iverson exhibits the Minnesota State Patrols Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honor, and Excellence and tirelessly carries out the agency mission each and every day.

Officer Jason Moszer

Fargo Police Department

March, 2016
Luther Family Ford salutes fallen Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer. End of Watch: Thursday, February 11, 2016. Jason David Moszer, 33, of Sabin, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Sanford Health following injuries suffered in the line of duty. He was born September 27, 1982, in Fargo, North Dakota, to Dave and Karen Moszer. Growing up in south Fargo, he attended and graduated from Fargo South High School in 2001. He served with the Minnesota Army National Guard as a combat medic for eight years until he was honorably discharged. He deployed to Bosnia from July 2003 to March 2004 and to Iraq from March 2006 to June 2007. In 2009, Jason graduated from North Dakota State University with a criminal justice degree and later attended Lake Region Law Enforcement Academy that year. He started with the Fargo Police Department in November 2009, where he protected, served, and gave the ultimate sacrifice. On June 15, 2013, he married Rachel, and became a wonderful step-father to Dillan and Jolee. Later that year they built their dream home in Sabin, Minnesota. Jason and Rachel were inseparable, and even shared the same birthday. Jason loved life and loved the time he got to spend with his friends and family. He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, cooking, shooting, hosting parties (sweatpants required), and just loving life. He always had a smile on his face and was never afraid to try something crazy. He also took great pleasure in the time he spent with his brothers in the Gunslingers Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife Rachel, step-children Dillan and Jolee, and Yorkshire Terrier, Scooter; parents Dave and Karen Moszer, Fargo; brother, Brian (Amy) Moszer, Sabin, sister Michelle Moszer, Fargo; grandparents Victor Moszer, Fargo, Margaret Kingren, Moorhead; father and mother-in-law, Mike (Deb) Beckett, Barnesville; sisters-in-law, Bobbi (Chris) Siegel, Morris; Aimee (Sean) Williams, St. Peter; nieces Ally Moszer, Karli Siegel, Madelyn Siegel, Lydia Williams, and Haylee Williams; nephews, Levi Moszer and Connor Siegel; and all of his brothers and sisters in blue. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gladys Moszer and Floyd Kingren, uncles, Dan Moszer and Richard Moszer, and cousin Brad Fettig. Jason’s wife would like to sincerely thank the communities of Fargo-Moorhead and Sabin for their outpouring of support during this difficult time. Also the physicians and nurses at Sanford Health for their compassionate care in making those last moments with Jason special. Thank you to LifeSource for assisting Jason to give in death as he gave in life through organ and tissue donation. "He came to work every day with a smile and loved working on the street," Chief David Todd told North Dakota's Valley News Live. "Law enforcement is a tight community. We're a brotherhood and a sisterhood, so it's like losing a brother. That's how it feels." Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, “A chunk of our souls was taken today." Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said, “A tragedy affecting our men and women in uniform impacts our entire community. Today reminds us of the risks encountered daily by those proudly serving in uniform.” Luther Family Ford and Flag Family Media send their deepest condolences to Officer Moszer's family, friends, and the entire law enforcement community.

Detective Mark Voigtschild

Fargo Police Department

February, 2016
Detective Voigtschild has been with the Fargo Police Department for over 12 years serving as a detective for the last 7 ½ years. He has been involved in countless high profile cases and has been the lead detective for many of them. Det. Voigtschild oversees our Crimes Scene Investigations (CSI) program by maintaining his own skills and by providing training and education to his peers and our street level CSI’s. Det. Voigtschild has been a detective in every area within investigations to include financial crimes, personal crimes, property crimes, and our Sex Offender Registration Compliance Oversight Program (SORCOP). Det. Voigtschild currently oversees the registration compliance of approximately 275 registered offenders in Fargo. Det. Voigtschild was the lead investigator on several high profile cases in 2015. The one that stands out is his work on the Taco Johns armed robbery. This was a very complicated case which took a tremendous amount of work by many members of the investigations team to resolve. Mark worked countless hours to make sure the case progressed smoothly through the justice system. He worked extensively with our federal partners to help insure the best possible outcome for the victims. This is just one of many examples of the time and effort Det. Voigtschild puts into all of his cases. The residents of Fargo should be extremely grateful they have a detective with this skill and dedication.

Jamey Jahner

North Dakota Highway Patrol

January, 2016
Trooper Jamey Jahner is a 13 year veteran of the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Jamey began his career in 2003 as a traffic trooper in Velva and transferred to Fargo in 2004 as a traffic trooper, the post where he is currently assigned. Trooper Jahner is a dedicated professional, committed to making the roadways of North Dakota safe. His dedication is shown through his educational efforts in the local community and through his enforcement while working out on the highways. Trooper Jahner regularly conducts safety talks to local civic groups, schools and participates in the Cops N Kids Christmas programs throughout the area. Trooper Jahner is a leader in the enforcement of crash causation factor violations to include Driving Under the Influence, Speeding and Occupant Protection In 2014, Trooper Jahner was awarded the North Dakota Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Officer of the Year Award and the North Dakota Motor Carrier Associations Trooper of the Year award, both awards for his contributions to traffic safety. In addition, in 2014 Trooper Jahner was awarded the NDHP Legion of Honor Award for being injured in the line of duty and in 2013 he was awarded the NDHP Colonel’s Award of Excellence for disarming a suicidal motorist that had just committed arson on a residence in West Fargo.

Detective Joel Voxland

Moorhead Police Department

December, 2015
Detective Joel Voxland has been with the Moorhead Police Department for 12 years, with the last 7 years being assigned to the Investigations Division. As a detective, Joel has expanded his training and experience into computer forensics. This area of expertise continues to expand with technology enhancements along with the number of cases that have computer or technology aspects that need to be explored. Joel has continued to be active promoting safety and educating our citizens through presentations addressing computer identity theft and safety considerations in regard to social media. He is an active partner with Internet Crimes Against Children and the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center. He has recently received commendations and recognitions of exemplary work, all the while fulfilling his role on the SWAT Negotiations unit. This additional commitment further demonstrates that he sincerely cares about all the citizens that we serve.

SRO Todd Pearson

West Fargo Police Department

November, 2015
SRO Todd Pearson, who is at Cheney Middle School and SRO Jason Balvik, who is at West Fargo High School, were both selected by our administration for this award due the outstanding job they do with the students and staff within the West Fargo School District. Together SRO Pearson and SRO Balvik have given their all to help guide our students in a direction to succeed not only in school, but also in life. These two gentlemen are a very large reason as to why our SRO program is so successful. SRO Pearson and SRO Balvik are driven to do what it takes to bridge the gap between law enforcement and our youth today. As you may have seen from the YouTube video, there were over 1,500 students up and cheering these two during a dance off. To many this may not be the norm, but for these guys this is just one more step in completing a job that is so demanding yet so rewarding because of the kids that are effected every day. The WFPD is happy to have the opportunity to show our appreciation to these two SRO’s and the hard work they have done.

SRO Jason Balvik

West Fargo Police Department

November, 2015
SRO Todd Pearson, who is at Cheney Middle School and SRO Jason Balvik, who is at West Fargo High School, were both selected by our administration for this award due the outstanding job they do with the students and staff within the West Fargo School District. Together SRO Pearson and SRO Balvik have given their all to help guide our students in a direction to succeed not only in school, but also in life. These two gentlemen are a very large reason as to why our SRO program is so successful. SRO Pearson and SRO Balvik are driven to do what it takes to bridge the gap between law enforcement and our youth today. As you may have seen from the YouTube video, there were over 1,500 students up and cheering these two during a dance off. To many this may not be the norm, but for these guys this is just one more step in completing a job that is so demanding yet so rewarding because of the kids that are effected every day. The WFPD is happy to have the opportunity to show our appreciation to these two SRO’s and the hard work they have done.

Detective Steve Gabrielson

Cass County Sheriff's Office

October, 2015
Detective Steve Gabrielson, Cass County Sheriff's Office has been with the department for 37+ years. He's a member of the Child Abduction Response Team, and does a number of different types of investigations for the department. "Steve has drive and passion, and he takes those years of experience and applies them to everything he does. He's a backbone of our agency, and it was our privilege and honor to select him as our first honoree." -Sheriff Paul Laney

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