Fargo police officer receives praise from Red River SWAT team – InForum

FARGO – A Fargo Police Department officer received a letter of recognition from the Red River SWAT team after a recent suspicious negotiation.

Neighborhood Services Officer Adam Schock received the letter following an incident on Wednesday, August 24.

That evening, officers conducted a welfare check in the 1000 block of N 35th Street. The call evolved into a ‘barricaded individual who fired shots from his location,’ said a account of the incident shared by police on social media.

Schock, who is also a crisis response training officer, spoke to the suspect for nearly an hour before the Red River SWAT team arrived.

Upon their arrival, the SWAT team decided to ask Schock to continue negotiating with the suspect with the assistance of the SWAT team negotiators. Eventually, Schock was able to persuade the suspect to surrender peacefully.

“By being able to keep the suspect on the phone and focus on the conversation, Officer Schock prevented the suspect from firing any further shots while bringing a tense situation to a peaceful resolution,” the department said. from police.

Schock’s actions demonstrated the department’s core values ​​of respect and guardianship, the post concluded.

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