Bismarck, ND. - Three officers with the Fargo Police Department were shot during an on-duty incident on Friday, July 14. Officer Andrew Dotas, who was injured during the incident, and Zach Robinson, who was involved but uninjured, are both master sergeants with the North Dakota Air National Guard’s Fargo-based 119th Wing. Dotas is being treated for his injuries at Sanford Hospital in Fargo and is in critical, but stable, condition.
“Yesterday’s tragic event is felt across the entire state,” said Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general. “On behalf of the North Dakota National Guard, Becky and I extend our deepest sympathy and hopes for recovery, peace and comfort to Master Sgt. Andrew Dotas and his family. We also commend Master Sgt. Zach Robinson for the actions he took during the incident. In both their military and civilian roles, Andrew and Zach dedicate their lives to their community, state and nation with incredible selflessness and courage.”
“The North Dakota National Guard stands behind our state’s law enforcement community. We share in the mourning of Officer Jake Wallin, a military veteran who served with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and we extend Officer Tyler Hawes and his family our sincere wishes for recovery. Our communities are hurting, and we hope for healing for all those impacted by this profound tragedy. These officers are all heroes.”