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Coworkers, friends remember victim in Fergus Falls murder-suicide

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FERGUS FALLS—People in Fergus Falls are remembering the women killed in a murder-suicide, as an advocate.

Police say Ryan Cheshire shot and killed his ex-wife Sarah Cheshire Wednesday, he then shot himself.

Court records show the couple finalized their divorce just three weeks ago.

It's a somber tone in Fergus Falls on Friday; Sarah's Cheshire's Law Office is closed.

Those who worked with her inside are choosing to remember her as compassionate friend and colleague.

Sarah was the epitome of professionalism, ethics and compassionate.

Sarah focused on family law, becoming a partner alongside Paul Hunt at the law firm in 2013.

"Sarah was a really compassionate person. I think she got very deep into the emotions of the clients, and was very capable and did a very nice job of understanding the turmoil of what families are going through," said Paul Hunt, Sarah's co-worker.

Paul says it wasn't just that Sarah put time into the office, co-workers noticed she cared about the things that mattered, the people around her.

"She cared about her clients, she cared about her family and she cared about all the families that work for us," said Hunt.

On Friday the firm is cherishing the moments throughout the years.

"She will be deeply missed by all of us and we will remain forever grateful for the time we had with her," said Carol Adam, Paralegal.

Work wasn't the only place she left her mark.

The Hockey Association says Sarah was always here at the rink, volunteering her time and remembering Sarah as the example of what a hockey mom should be.

The Association, where Sarah volunteered, saying our 'family is devastated by the news of her passing. Sarah was simply a joy to be around. We will miss her deeply.'

Hockey fans say both Ryan and Sarah cheered from seats at the rink for their son's games as sports fans and will most importantly be remembered as the parents to three wonderful children.

We reached out to Ryan's office at the County Attorney's Office to see if they had any words of tribute about his life.

They directed us to the BCA.

There has been a GoFundMe page set up for the children of Ryan and Sarah.