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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 6, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Four Fallen Officers to be added to Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

Des Moines, IOWA --- This Friday, the State of Iowa and Governor Terry E. Branstad will honor four officers killed in the line of duty.  Each of these men died while serving to protect and keep Iowa communities safe.

Please join us on Friday, May 9, 2014, to honor these fallen peace officers, as well as the many other Iowa officers who have given their lives in the line of duty over the last 146 years.


Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony




Friday, May 9, 2014
10:00 AM




Peace Officer Memorial
Oran Pape State Office Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(Rain Location: State Capitol rotunda)

Police Officer Jamie D. Buenting, Rockwell City Police Department, E.O.W. September 13, 2013
City Marshal Robert C. Coulter, Farmington Police Department, E.O.W. December 21, 1902
City Marshal Reuben Fenstenmaker, Farmington Police Department, E.O.W. January 1, 1868
Town Marshal Joseph Kashmetter, Alton Police Department, E.O.W. March 27, 1911

If you are unable to attend this year's ceremony, we remind you there are many ways you can observe National Police Week.  Please take time and thank current peace officers for protecting and serving your community and the great State of Iowa.

Any further questions, please contact Alex Murphy, DPS Information Specialist at (515)725-6189.


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