The Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for May 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
The ceremony is held each year at the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Monument. Over the summer of 2012, the Monument was moved to a new location neat the Oran Pape State Office Building on the State Capitol Complex. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building.
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Memorial is fronted by a stone which carries language explaining the artist's
conception of the elements of the Memorial. The following language
appears on the stone:
three outer forms represent the three levels of law enforcement
The equal spacing represents the equal sharing of responsibility.
The circles represent the cooperation and fraternity between agencies
The three gray paths to the center represent the agencies and departments
uniting to serve, sacrifice, and mourn.
The center pinnacle represents the service, dedication, and sacrifice
shared by each peace officer.
The top of each outer form represents the aim of each peace officer
with the goal being just short of the ultimate act of giving one's
life, which is represented by the top of the center pinnacle.
by C. Richard Webb
stone also carries the names of the members of the committee which planned
and organized the development and dedication of the Memorial: The
Honorable Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa, the Honorable Lee Holt,
State Senator, Adrian D. Anderson, Raymond K. Baker, Glenn F. Brockett,
Cindy Hill-Collier, George S. Mills, Gene W. Shepard, and Connie A. White.
Supplementing the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial are two
plaques which are on display the Iowa Department of Public Safety Building located at 215 East 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. One of
these recognizes each Iowa peace officer who has died in the line of duty,
while the other recognizes other Iowans who died while engaged in law
enforcement or closely related functions, but who were not peace officers.