(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota's U.S Senators are honoring a Fargo officer who was killed earlier this month.
U.S Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer paid tribute to Fargo Police Officer Jake Wallin who was shot and killed on July 14th in the line of duty.
“Officer Wallin was only 23 years old, but had already lived a life of tremendous service. From defending our nation abroad to protecting us here at home, he demonstrated the quality of his character as well as a dedication to his community and fellow Americans,” said Hoeven.
“While we are slowly learning the details of this senseless and tragic day, we know Officer Wallin is a hero who died serving his community. Heroes like Jake bravely respond to the call and serve without hesitating, without knowing what might be around the corner or the end of the parking lot,” said Cramer.
The two senators will not be able to attend the Celebration of Life Event scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, due to Senate debate on the National Defense Authorization Act.