February 18, 2016 Fargo, North Dakota has still not paid it’s final tribute to Police Officer Jason Moszer yet. Arrangements are continuing as his funeral is scheduled to be held on February 22, 2015.
Yet Offizer Mozer’s final act of giving has been accepted through the organs that he donated in his final hours of life as he was on a ventilator clinging to life. It has been reported that Officer Moszer’s organs were donated as follows:
- • Moszer’s heart went to a 46-year-old man who waited 1,102 days on an organ transplant list.
- • His lungs were received by a 60-year-old man who waited 375 days.
- • His liver was given to a 59-year-old man who waited 496 days.
- • His pancreas and one of his kidneys went to a 61-year-old man who waited 924 days.
- • His other kidney went to a 26-year-old woman who waited an unknown length of time.
The Officers family does not know the names of the recipients of his organs however they have the details that have been released according to The Bismark Tribune.
Drew Schwan, a friend of Moszer’s since childhood said: “Helping people was important throughout his whole life and career, and he still had the opportunity to do so afterwards. One can only imagine how Jason impacted the lives of these recipients, much less their friends, families, and loved ones when they received the call about his gift of life to each of them,” Schwan said in an email. “Our lives have been forever changed, but there is some comfort knowing that he still lives on in others.”
The Obituary of Jason Moszer read as follows from Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home:
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.
The family requests that donations in Jason’s memory be directed to LifeSource, 2225 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.