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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 2, 2016 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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Fallen Officers Remembered During 2016 Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

DES MOINES, Iowa -- It is with great pride the State of Iowa takes time to honor officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.  At a ceremony today on the Capitol Complex, four officers were officially added to the Peace Officers’ Memorial.

This year, there are four peace officers who will be formally honored:

  • Des Moines Police Department, Officer Susan Louise Farrell, E.O.W. 03-26-2016
    Officer Farrell was killed in a head-on collision, on I-80 west of Des Moines, while on duty on March 26, 2016.
  • Des Moines Police Department, Officer Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales, E.O.W. 03-26-2016
    Officer Puente-Morales was killed in a head-on collision, on I-80 west of Des Moines, while on duty on March 26, 2016. 
  • Ames Police Department, Sergeant Howard James Snider, E.O.W. 06-17-2012
    Sergeant Snider drown while in a lake, off duty on June 17, 2012, due to the setting of a pulmonary embolism from an injury he sustained while on duty.
  • Iowa Parole Board, Field Agent Albert Paul, E.O.W. 02-05-1938
    Agent Paul was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on duty, transporting a paroled fugitive from back California to Iowa on February 5, 1938.

Please take time today to honor the men and women who have died to protect and serve, as well as, give thanks to those officers who continue to work in our communities every day.

Visit the Iowa Department of Public Safety web site to view a list of the 181 officers who have paid the ultimate
sacrifice in the State of Iowa.

Media Contact: Alex Murphy, Iowa DPS Investigative Operations Public Information Officer, (515) 443-3014 or amurphy@dps.state.ia.us

 

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