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

ISP Logo

For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
September 25, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Washington County Deputy's Actions Justified

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has completed their investigation into the shooting death of Martin Hammen by Washington County Deputy Kirk Bailey. 

The investigative facts were turned over to the Iowa Attorney General’s office for review. The Iowa Attorney General’s office has ruled the force used by Deputy Bailey as justified and not a criminal act. 

See attached letter by Special Assistant Attorney General Scott Brown.    

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard Rahn at (563) 370-5109.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

                                                                            Facebook        Twitter

To enroll in the DPS E-mail Notification system simply log on to and follow the instructions to enroll as a new user.