UPDATE: Carrington Police Chief dies in motorcycle crash

Brandon Sola
Brandon Sola(Valley News Live)
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 2:56 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Carrington, ND Chief of Police and a Master Sgt. with the ND Air National Guard is dead following a motorcycle crash.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 36-year-old Brandon Sola was driving his Harley Davidson west on I-94 just outside of West Fargo when he lost control. The bike began to wobble and he was thrown off the motorcycle.

First responders provided medical treatment, but Sola was pronounced dead at the scene. Highway Patrol officials say Sola was not wearing his helmet.

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general of the ND Air National Guard, released the following statement following Sola’s death:

“Our North Dakota National Guard family mourns the loss of one of our family members,” said Dohrmann. “We will always remember Brandon’s commitment to the National Guard and to law enforcement. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and fellow Airmen during this tragic time.”

Sola has been a member of the 119th Wing’s Happy Hooligans since 2003.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help with funeral costs and for a memorial fund. The GoFundMe page says in part, “Brandon had a huge heart and loved serving his community and helping whoever he could. Brandon was a loving man and was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it no matter the situation. Brandon took so much pride in his career as a law enforcement officer and will forever be missed by his loved ones and family in blue.”

The page says Sola leaves behind a wife of 15 years and five children.

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