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Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Former Lake Park Police Chief

Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – A rural Ogema man has been arrested in the death of former Lake Park Police Chief and Becker County Deputy Jay Nelson. The 53-year-old was out hunting on November 10th when he was shot while driving on the Yellowhead Trail in West Sugarbush Township. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession…

Suspect Killed By Police In Devils Lake Identified

The name of the officer has not been released

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed last week by a Devils Lake police officer. 26-year-old Daniel Fuller was killed on July 5 after officers responded to a call about a suspicious person. Police say Fuller died after a struggle ended with an officer’s gun being fired. The officer has been placed on…

Former Police Chief Enters Alford Plea To Child Sexual Abuse Charges

James Watson Has Been Charged In At Least Three Counties

A former LaMoure police chief has entered an Alford plea to multiple child sexual abuse charges in Hettinger and Stark counties. 52-year-old James Watson’s plea is not an admission of guilt but he acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction. A jury in Golden Valley County last month convicted him of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The charges…

Former LaMoure Police Chief Found Guilty Of Sexual Abuse of a Child

James Watson Was Tried In Far Western North Dakota County, Faces Charges In Two Other Counties

GOLDEN VALLEY CO., ND — A jury has convicted the former police chief of LaMoure of sexually abusing a child. A Golden Valley County jury returned its verdict Monday against James Watson. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He’s also facing separate trials on felony sexual misconduct…

West Fargo to Announce Police Chief Decision Friday

It'll be held Friday morning at 8 a.m.

  WEST FARGO, ND — A special meeting of the West Fargo City Commission has been called to announce the city’s new police chief. It’ll be held Friday morning at 8 a.m. The final two candidates, Heith Janke, an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer, had final interviews earlier this month. The man picked…

New Police Chief Finalists Awaiting A Decision

It is now a waiting game for the finalists for West Fargo Police Chief

WEST FARGO, ND — The candidates for West Fargo Police Chief met with city officials on a more personal basis and are now waiting on a decision. It is now a waiting game for the finalists for West Fargo Police Chief. Each candidate had the opportunity to meet with city officials, interview panelists and officers in the department. “We thought…

West Fargo Police Chief Search: Lt. Troy Hischer

Lieutenant Troy Hischer has worked in North Dakota law enforcement for nearly 23 years and says he is ready to work with West Fargo's finest

FARGO, ND — The city of West Fargo has narrowed their search for a new police chief down to two candidates. We learned more about FBI Agent Heith Janke on Wednesday and we continue our candidate profiles. Today, we met with candidate Lt. Troy Hischer and learned more on why he says he is perfect for the job. After four…

Interviews for New West Fargo Police Chief to Begin Next Week

Twelve people have applied for the position including four current members of the West Fargo Police Department

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The first round of interviews for a new police chief in West Fargo may begin late next week. The city is looking for a replacement for fired chief Michael Reitan. Twelve people have applied for the position including four current members of the West Fargo Police Department. A city spokeswoman says the applications are still…

City of West Fargo Releases List of Police Chief Applicants

The city will now begin reviewing the applicants and schedule interviews

WEST FARGO, N.D. — There are 12 applicants to become the next police chief in West Fargo. The interim chief, Gerald Boyer, is in the running along with two deputy chiefs from Fargo and Moorhead. Three other officers with the West Fargo Police Department have also applied. Candidates also include members of the Cass County and Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Offices,…

Applications for West Fargo Police Chief Slow in Coming in

The annual starting salary is just over $89,000

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Only two people have applied to be the next police chief in West Fargo. The job was posted three weeks ago. A city spokesperson says there has been a lot of last minute interest shown by prospective candidates and she expects a rush of applications before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. The annual starting salary…