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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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(515) 725-6189 - office

Arson Investigator of the Year to be Honored in West Des Moines

West Des Moines, IOWA --- Join firefighters from across the state as they recognize a leader in the fight to find arsonists and prevent future fires.  The Governor’s Award for Arson Investigator of the Year will be presented tomorrow at the International Association of Arson Investigators annual conference and banquet.

What:  Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds presents award to Arson Investigator of the Year
   
When: Thursday, September 22, 2011
  7:30 PM
   
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
  1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
  West Des Moines, Iowa
   
Who: Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds
  Arson Investigator of the Year (yet to be named)

The Governor's Award for Arson Investigator of the Year is presented yearly to the federal, state, or local fire investigator who displays characteristics worthy of recognition by peers.  Award nominations are accepted by a committee, which then reviews each nominee and selects the annual award recipient.  The recipient is unaware of his/her selection as Arson Investigator of the Year until the awards presentation. 

Members of the media are invited to attend the award presentation.

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