Officer Jake Wallin, a resident of Pequot Lakes, sadly perished while performing his job on July 14, 2023, in a shooting incident in Fargo, North Dakota. Wallin was well-known for his dedication to helping others and his positive influence. His untimely passing has left a vacuum in the hearts of those who knew him and valued his contributions. The purpose of this work is to remember Wallin’s life and commitment to public service.
Childhood and Education
Jake Wallin, born in South Carolina on November 23, 1999, was raised in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School and continued studying at the American Military University and Alexandria Technical and Community College.
Jake’s commitment to service was evident when he enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard early. He bravely participated in deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He developed a sense of purpose through his military service that went above and beyond his usual duties.
An Assurance of Police Service
Jake continued to pursue his love for defending and helping others after completing his honorable military duty. He joined the Fargo Police Department in April 2023, where his dedication to neighborhood safety had a long-lasting effect. His unfailing good humor and altruism made everyone around him happier.
It was apparent how much Jake cared for his family and dog, Thor. Jake Wallin had recently gotten engaged to Winter Malone and was close with his brother Brady and his parents, Jeff and Amy Wallin. Jake has left an irreparable void in their lives since those closest to him still profoundly feel his loss.
The Dramatic Event
On July 14, 2023, Jake was sadly shot and killed during a shooting incident while serving the community he loved so much. Authorities at the federal and state levels are still looking into this unfortunate incident.
Keeping Jake Wallin in mind
Jake’s burial ceremony will be at Pequot Lakes High School (30805 Olson Street, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota 56472) starting at 10:30 am. Private graveside services will afterward be held at the nearby Greenwood Cemetery in Nisswa. The family kindly requests donations to Soldier’s 6 in place of flowers.
A Service Legacy
Jake Wallin’s legacy of public service is one to be admired. Those he served will always have warm memories of his devotion, love for his family and friends, and unwavering bravery; even as we grieve his departure, we also recall all he did in the public safety field. We honor a life that embodies the best of humanity!
May Officer Jake Wallin’s life serve as an example for others to live with the same purpose, passion, and dedication to service. Jake’s family, friends, and the community he served passionately will never forget and appreciate his service and sacrifice.