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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 6, 2016
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Former Sergeant Submits Resignation Letter

DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, June 6, 2016, the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a resignation letter from Michael Haugen, former Sergeant of the Iowa DPS’s Iowa State Patrol.

Haugen’s resignation letter ends the Department’s process to terminate his employment. The Department filed a notice of intent to terminate employment with the Employment Appeal Board on May 6, 2016.  Haugen had 30 days to appeal the notice of intent, but instead resigned.

No further information related to the notice of intent to terminate will be released because this is a confidential personnel matter.

Haugen began his employment as a Trooper with the Department on May 31, 2006.  He was promoted to sergeant on August 28, 2015. He was placed on administrative leave beginning on March 25, 2016 for 30 days, and that leave was extended on April 25, 2016.

Haugen Picture
Photo Credit: Alex Murphy, PIO, Iowa Department of Public Safety

Resignation Letter

Notice of Intent to Terminate Letter Sent to EAB

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

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