Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Friday, December 10, 2010
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office


Des Moines, IOWA --- Since the first day of December, nearly 10 Iowans tragically lost their lives on Iowa roadways. That means a handful of the pure white lights on the Department of Public Safety's Tree of Life will dim to green as a visual representation of those precious lives lost. Join DPS staff as we swap out light bulbs, and receive a list of motor vehicle fatalities so far this holiday season.

WHAT: Exchanging of Light Bulbs on Tree of Life
WHEN: Friday, December 10, 2010
3 p.m.
WHERE: Department of Public Safety Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

The Tree of Life will be lit through January 1, 2011, in an effort to remind Iowans to drive safely during the Holidays. Every Friday, DPS employees will exchange white light bulbs with green and red to mark those lives lost in motor vehicle crashes over the previous week.

To see a copy of the original release when the Tree of Life was lit bright white, click here.


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