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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, May 10, 2010 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL CEREMONY MARKED WITH ADDITION OF 15 OFFICERS

Des Moines, IOWA --- All officers who give their lives in the line of duty should be honored and respected for the sacrifice made in protecting the citizens of Iowa. This year it is with great pride the State of Iowa takes time during Peace Officer Memorial Week to honor 15 such officers. These men each died while working to apprehend a suspect, protect their community from crime, or maintain order.

Please join us on May 14, 2010, to honor the men and women who've died to protect and serve, as well as give thanks to those law enforcement officers who continue to work in our communities every day.

WHAT:

Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

   
WHEN: Friday, May 14, 2010
10 a.m.
   
WHERE: Peace Officer Memorial
Lucas State Office Building
Corner of East Grand Avenue and East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(Rain Location: State Capitol Rotunda)
   
WHO: Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge
Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer
Officers from Local, County and State Law Enforcement Agencies
   

To view the names and bios of the 15 officers being added to the Peace Officer Memorial this year, click here.

 

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