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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 16, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DPS Retired Trooper To Be Awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery

DES MOINES, Iowa – Tomorrow morning, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will present retired Iowa State Patrol Trooper Mark Domino with the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery by Attorney General Eric Holder.

The event will take place at 10:30AM, tomorrow morning, April 17, 2015, during the DPS Promotional Ceremony being held at the State Historical Building.

On October 30, 2012, the Maynard Savings Bank was robbed by two heavily armed men. Following the robbery, the subjects fired shots at numerous law enforcement officers, disabling several emergency vehicles and wounding an officer. Trooper Domino located the suspect vehicle and began a solo pursuit, during which he was fired upon multiple times. A gun battle ensued and Trooper Domino was shot in the right bicep.  Trooper Domino continued the pursuit despite his injury, and returned fire. The suspects crashed into a ditch and fled on foot to a heavily wooded area.  Officers from local, county, state and federal agencies were able to locate the subjects and take them into custody without further incident or injury.

The Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008 established the Congressional Badge of Bravery to honor exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, county, local and tribal law enforcement officers.

For more information about the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery, visit
https://badgeofbravery.ncjrs.gov/index.aspx.

Media Contact: Alex Murphy, Iowa Department of Public Safety PIO, (515) 443-3014 or
amurphy@dps.state.ia.us **Please contact Alex by email if you’d like photos from the event.**

 

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