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.

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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