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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 2, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Four Fallen Officers to be Added to the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

DES MOINES, Iowa --- This Friday, Governor Terry E. Branstad and the state of Iowa will honor four officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Each of these officers dedicated their lives to serving to protect and keeping Iowa communities safe.

Please join us on Friday, May 6, 2016, 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 147 years.


Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony




Friday, May 6, 2016
10:00 AM




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

Police Officer Susan Louise Farrell, Des Moines Police Department, E.O.W. March 26, 2016

Police Officer Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales, Des Moines Police Department, E.O.W. March 26, 2016

Sergeant Howard James Snider, Ames Police Department, E.O.W. June 17, 2012

Field Agent Albert Paul, Iowa Parole Board, E.O.W. February 5, 1938

If you are unable to attend this year's ceremony, we remind you there are many ways you can observe National Police Week, during May 15-21, 2016.  Please take time and thank current peace officers for protecting and serving your community and the great State of Iowa.

Media Contact: Alex Murphy, Iowa DPS – Investigative Operations Public Information Officer at (515) 443-3014 or


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