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FNS Photo by David Samson Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes announces the death of Lt. Jeff Skuza at a news conference Tuesday at Fargo City Hall.

Fargo police officer kills himself

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FARGO — The gunshot suicide of Lt. Jeff Skuza on Tuesday morning left Fargo police grieving the loss of a veteran officer remembered as a consummate professional.


“Today was a bad day for the Fargo Police Department,” Chief Keith Ternes said, as tears welled in his eyes. “Tomorrow won’t be easier. I suspect in the coming days we will have some real challenges to confront.”

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