A fund has been set up that is accepting money and food for the family of Marcus Schumacher, the man who fatally shot Fargo police officer Jason Mozser earlier this month.

It was Schumacher's wife and son who placed the original 911 call that alerted authorities that Schumacher was armed and dangerous.

Fargo Police Chief David Todd says that, in addition to hearts going out to the family of the felled officer:

I also think of Mrs. Schumacher and her son who desperately called 911 asking for our help and protection from a deranged and dangerous person who was causing them to be in fear of losing their lives. They were the victims we were initially responding to – in order to protect them from a dangerous armed person.

The pubic can now make donations in the form of money, gift cards or food for Mrs. Schumacher and her children.

One may make such a donation at any Alerus Financial location, or make a check out to Union of the Sisters of the Presentation Schumacher Family Fund, and send it to the Union of the Sisters of the Presentation, 1101 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103.

Nonperishable foods and gift cards, preferably Visa gift cards or ones for the West Acres Mall, can also be dropped off at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, at 901 Broadway in Fargo between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. any other weekday.

Jen Hoy, a spokesperson for the group "A Community in Support of the Schumacher Family," says the option to donate online should open up soon.