Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Des Moines, Iowa 50319
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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

REMINDER ~ DPS TO LIGHT UP THE "TREE OF LIFE" IN HOPES OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS!

Des Moines, IOWA --- Come see State Troopers and traffic safety advocates as they illuminate this holiday with festive Christmas lights and a message of safety for all motorists!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, the Iowa State Patrol and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will decorate and light the "Tree of Life." Each white light on the tree will represent the life of an Iowa motorist, safely making his or her way across the state. Will it be a white Christmas? Or will the "Tree of Life" be speckled with red and green? Come and find out how we'll spread the word when a motorist tragically loses their life in a crash by strategically illuminating the "Tree of Life" and the hearts and minds of Iowans.

WHAT: Lighting of the "Tree of Life"
   
WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
2:30 p.m.
   
WHERE: Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
   
WHO: Captain Curt Henderson, Iowa State Patrol
Larry Sauer, Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau

 

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