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  OFFICER RANK DEPARTMENT D.O.D.
1. Fenstenmaker, Reuben Marshal Farmington Police Department 01-01-1868
2. Moore, Thomas D. Patrolman Muscatine Police Department 07-12-1869
3. Lyman, Gaylord Sheriff Lucas County Sheriff's Office 07-10-1870
4. Logan, Albert M. Officer Ottumwa Police Department 06-28-1875
5. Scanlon, Peter Constable Dubuque County Sheriff's Office 07-13-1880
6. Shepherd, Francis Marion Constable Westfield Township, Fayette County 09-07-1882
7. McDaniel, William B. Captain Cedar Rapids Police Department 01-07-1885
8. Robert Heller Officer Avoca Police Department 06-20-1886
9. Samuel Hamilton Officer LeMars Police Department 11-24-1888
10. Ramsey, William B. Sheriff Lucas County Sheriff's Office 06-28-1889
11. Wishart, Elijah Edward Officer Des Moines Police Department 07-01-1891
12. Frith, Jake Officer Milwaukee Railroad Police Dept. 04-14-1893
13. Talcott, Henry Officer Milwaukee Railroad Police Dept. 04-14-1893
14. Larson, Peter John Marshal Dayton Police Department 01-03-1894
15. Whitney, Abner Marshal Missouri Valley Police Department 04-28-1894
16. Neibert, Jacob Officer Muscatine Police Department 06-13-1896
17. Meisner, Albert Patrolman Dubuque Police Department 09-30-1896
18. Finley, John H. Marshal Morning Sun Police Department 10-05-1896
19. Doxsie, Pitt McClellan Policeman Independence Police Department 10-26-1897
20. Thomas Walsh Deputy Union County Sheriff's Office 12-04-1899
21. Lodine, Charles Johan Marshal Albert City Police Department 11-23-1901
22. Smith, Rolland P. Officer Chelsea Police Department 12-05-1901
23. John Bailey Officer Waterloo Police Department 04-10-1902
24. Swearingen, John Marshal Jefferson Police Department 06-21-1902
25. Strain, William E. Sheriff Monona County Sheriff's Office 09-05-1902
26 Coulter, Robert C. Marshal Farmington Police Department 12-21-1902
27. Norton, Daniel Policeman Dubuque Police Department 07-06-1904
28. Platner, Charles C. Patrolman Council Bluffs Police Department 09-03-1905
29. Wilson, George W. Detective Council Bluffs Police Department 07-29-1907
30. Nicholson, Thomas Marshal Gowrie Police Department 07-11-1908
31. Widmann, Fred P. Patrolman Waterloo Police Department 10-11-1908
32. Delmege, Frank Detective Des Moines Police Department 09-20-1909
33. Hatton, Patrick J. Marshal Carroll Police Department 11-02-1909
34. Woolman, Clarence Deputy Pottawattamie County Sheriff's
Office
03-25-1911
35. Kaschmitter, Joseph Marshal Alton Police Department 03-27-1911
36. James W. Busby   Greene County Sheriff's Office 05-07-1911
37. Butcher, George M. Marshal Missouri Valley Police Department 08-16-1911
38. Gerischer, Theodore E. Patrolman Muscatine Police Department 11-26-1911
39. Gillin, Charles P. Patrolman Cedar Rapids Police Department 01-04-1913
40. Arends, Henry J. Patrolman Cedar Rapids Police Department 04-26-1914
41. Bowers, Levi Deputy Floyd County Sheriff's Office 02-24-1916
42. Herzog, Frank A. Deputy Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office 04-16-1916
43. Speth, Emil Arthur Patrolman Davenport Police Department 01-26-1917
44. Hanshaw, William Ross Marshal Fairfield Police Department 08-01-1917
45. Eggleston, Richard Lansing Deputy Marshal Osceola Police Department 11-22-1917
46. Mattern, George W. Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 05-12-1918
47. Jackson, Charles Chester Chief Des Moines Police Department 12-16-1918
48. Britton, James Garfield Chief of Det. Sioux City Police Department 07-22-1919
49. McCarthy, Cornelius J. Detective Des Moines Police Department 09-29-1919
50. Goodenbour, William Policeman Waterloo Police Department 07-01-1920
51. Albert Patton Deputy Page County Sheriff's Office 02-12-1921
52. Myers, John Kerr Marshal Stuart Police Department 03-30-1921
53 Conway, John P. Deputy Marshal Carroll Police Department 05-23-1921
54. Wilson, Francis Patrolman Cedar Rapids Police Department 07-29-1921
55. Murray, Robert G. Special Officer Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad
Police Department
10-14-1921

56.

Jones, Lewis R. Deputy Woodbury County Sheriff's Office 12-19-1921
57. Smith, Frank Deputy Clay County Sheriff's Office 08-09-1924
58. Shoemaker, Allen F. Special Officer Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad
Police Department
05-17-1925
59. Margretz, Vinton Jerry Policeman Waterloo Police Department 06-07-1925
60. Agnew, Henry Marshal Emmetsburg Police Department 06-11-1925
61. Mommer, Frank Marshal Traer - Tama County 08-14-1925
62. Thomas, Ollie D. Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 08-20-1925
63. Case, Orrin L. Deputy Harrison County Sheriff's Office. 09-16-1925
64. Pickett, Gerald D. Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 09-24-1925
65. Hemmer, Leo Deputy Dubuque County Sheriff's Office 10-12-1925
66. Collings, Newton Fred Sheriff Union County Sheriff's Office 03-09-1926
67. Leeney, Edward M. Patrolman Iowa City Police Department 04-29-1926
68. Koch, Johannes F. Officer Clinton Police Department 08-04-1926
69. Marshall, Dewey Deputy Polk County Sheriff's Office 10-30-1926
70. Feely, Joseph Clement Captain Burlington Police Department 12-18-1926
71. McConnell, Clint Deputy Decatur County Sheriff's Office 07-08-1927
72. Staggs, James A. Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 04-20-1928
73. Geerts, Bernard Herman Officer Davenport Police Department 07-16-1928
74. Dayton, Louis H. Deputy Clay County Sheriff's Office 03-20-1929
75. Wahlert, Ernest Henry Sheriff Hancock County Sheriff's Office 02-04-1930
76. Hanfeld, Henry Marshal Dyersville Police Department 03-15-1930
77. Bailey, Aaron Marshal Washington Police Department 06-25-1930
78. Sweet, William Fred Sheriff Washington County Sheriff's Office 06-25-1930
79. Ogilvie, Harry Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 07-12-1930
80. Shepherd, Rupert L. Sergeant Des Moines Police Department 08-01-1930
81. Sproat, Robert G. Deputy Cedar County Sheriff's Office 08-08-1930
82. Untied, Virgil G. Marshal Minburn Police Department 07-25-1931
83. Wright, George Alden Patrolman Mount Pleasant Police Department 12-03-1931
84. Cowart, James Joshua Sergeant Des Moines Police Department 12-07-1931
85. Dail, Claude B. Special Deputy Pottawattamie County Sheriff's
Office
08-25-1932
86. Booton, Harry Linn Sergeant Des Moines Police Department 12-11-1932
87. Dilworth, Wendell Fay Deputy Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office 12-16-1932
88 Swatta, M. Anthony Marshal W. Des Moines Police Department. 03-01-1933
89. Sauer, Frederick William Captain Burlington Police Department 05-27-1934
90 Howard, Steven Tabor Captain Des Moines Police Department 03-02-1935
91. Miller, Wilbur B. "Webb" Sergeant Council Bluffs Police Department 05-01-1935
92. Pape, Oran H. Trooper Iowa State Patrol 04-30-1936
93. Paul, Albert Field Agent Iowa Parole Board 02-05-1938
94. Conery, Marion Albert "Bert" Officer Knoxville Police Department 03-17-1938
95. O'Malley, James Leo Sheriff Hamilton County Sheriff's Office 08-01-1938
96. Fry, Leland Alvin "Sam" Sheriff Benton County Sheriff's Office 11-05-1938
97. Lennon, Elmer James Marshal Postville Police Department 11-09-1939
98. Richard Williams Officer Albia Police Department 01-02-1941
99. McGriff, Charles Vernon Sheriff Story County Sheriff's Office 10-21-1941
100. Schane, George Wesley Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 05-04-1942
101. Baggs, Maurice M. Cons. Officer Department of Natural Resources 07-04-1942
102. Crawford, Cecil M. Sheriff Page County Sheriff's Office 04-10-1943
103. Dutcher, Everett Luke Officer Cedar Falls Police Department 07-31-1945
104. Bulman, Leonard James Sheriff Allamakee County Sheriff's Office 01-19-1946
105. Grady, Menzo C. Asst. Chief Muscatine Police Department 07-04-1947
106. Binegar, Warren Harley Patrolman Grinnell Police Department 08-29-1948
107. Klinkefus,Harold Emmerson Trooper Iowa State Patrol 05-18-1949
108. Juhl, Norman Dale Patrolman Keokuk Police Department 10-22-1949
109. Dykstra, Sylvan E. Patrolman Sioux City Police Department 07-18-1953
110. Blomquist, Harry Martin Cons. Officer Department of Natural Resources 09-01-1953
111. Crouse, Glen R. Officer Marshalltown Police Department 01-22-1954
112. DeGear, Harold Clarence Trooper Iowa State Patrol 02-19-1954
113. Loucks, Charley Officer Stuart Police Department 12-25-1954
114. Garthwaite, Ralph Franklin Trooper Iowa State Patrol 07-02-1955
115. Pearce, Harold Humphrey Officer Independence Police Department 01-05-1956
116. Mehlhorn, William Russell Patrolman Waterloo Police Department 01-14-1956
117. Mulder, Jake Sheriff O'Brien County Sheriff's Office 01-25-1956
118. Lievens, John Francis Officer Brooklyn Police Department 11-02-1957
119. Jurgens, William Hans Sergeant Davenport Police Department 07-16-1958
120. Biggs, Jimmie M. Deputy Woodbury County Sheriff's Office 03-11-1959
121. Meadows, William Lawrence Marshal Plainfield Police Department 01-24-1961
122. Barta, Felix A. Officer Cedar Rapids Police Department 02-15-1961
123. Ogan, Ralph, Jr. Officer Grinnell Police Department 11-13-1963
124. Haubert, Laverne Gale Patrolman Ankeny Police Department 01-08-1964
125. Andreano, Charles T. Captain Des Moines Police Department 07-30-1964
126. VanderLinden, Marvin C. Sergeant Iowa State Patrol 06-11-1965
127. Bornholdt, Robert R. Sheriff O'Brien County Sheriff's Office 10-30-1966
128. Gates, Charles Harold Deputy Marion County Sheriff's Office 10-25-1967
129. Stephens, John L. Officer Council Bluffs Police Department 12-05-1967
130. Rodine, James Emery Patrolman Des Moines Police Department 08-13-1968
131. Thomas, Ralph E. Chief Okoboji Police Department 10-28-1968
132. Davidchik, Joseph P. Captain Sioux City Police Department 12-26-1968
133. Berendes, Earl H. Chief Bellevue Police Department 04-16-1969
134. Sutherlin, Billy Bruce Koons Reserve Officer Fairfield Police Department 07-27-1970
135. Moore, Claude Edward Lieutenant Council Bluffs Police Department 06-30-1971
136. Farnsworth, Michael Lee Officer Davenport Police Department 12-05-1971
137. Adams, Philip Officer Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement 03-31-1973
138. Williamson, George Oliver Deputy Dickinson County Sheriff's Office 06-08-1973
139. Holdefer, Howard Wayne Deputy Jasper County Sheriff's Office 10-30-1973
140. Woodard, Jack L. Sheriff Polk County Sheriff's Office 01-21-1974
141. Roberts, Ronald Gene Officer Council Bluffs Police Department 10-24-1974
142. Bell, Paul Douglas Marshal Keota Police Department 06-11-1976
143. LaFromboise, Cecil Gabriel Patrolman LaPorte City Police Department 12-09-1976
144. Melton, Brian Charles Officer Des Moines Police Department 04-21-1977
145. Owen, Stevan Henry Deputy Howard County Sheriff's Office 06-05-1977
146. Hill, Dennis Earl Officer Des Moines Police Department 08-28-1977
147. Smit, Michael Henry Chief Garwin Police Department 11-06-1977
148. Hewitt, Donald Eldon Officer Prairie City Police Department 12-03-1977
149. Dorman, Wiber Wayne Deputy Carroll County Sheriff's Office 06-25-1978
150. Rogers, Raymond Eugene Deputy Carroll County Sheriff's Office 06-25-1978
151. Davis, Harry E. Jailer Marshall County Sheriff's Office 09-09-1978
152. Barrickman, Bobby Junior Officer Newton Police Department 09-30-1979
153. VanHaaften, John Ernest Patrolman Pella Police Department 04-09-1980
154. Rice, Wayne Robert Officer Waterloo Police Department 07-12-1981
155. Hoing, Michael Wayne Officer Waterloo Police Department 07-13-1981
156. Mullikin, William Frederick Deputy Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office 07-14-1981
157. Ash, Ralph Richard Chief Swea City Police Department 08-08-1981
158. Otto, Duane Herman Deputy Pottawattamie County Sheriff's
Office
10-08-1981
159. Sunner, Bret Nathan Officer Cedar Rapids Police Department 06-08-1984
160. Whitney, Charles Gerald Trooper Iowa State Patrol 06-16-1985
161. McPherren, Daniel Mark Sr. Officer Newton Police Department 09-13-1985
162. Dietsch, Lance G. Trooper Pilot Iowa State Patrol 06-30-1989
163. Gerling, Stanley E. Trooper Iowa State Patrol 06-30-1989
164. Shatswell, Cole B. Chief Onawa Police Department 10-22-1989
165. Nieland, Allen Patrick Trooper Pilot Iowa State Patrol 10-14-1990
166. Stone, Todd Wayne Officer (K9) Clinton Police Department 01-27-1993
167. Heimbecker, Phillip Arthur Sr. Captain Woodbury County Sheriff's Office 06-11-1993
168. Hermann, Jon Eric Corporal Woodbury County Sheriff's Office 06-11-1993
169. Hayward, Kipton L. Deputy Polk County Sheriff's Office 10-09-1993
170. Androy, Gilbert Glen Deputy Fremont County Sheriff's Office 10-16-1997
171. Halligan, Carroll Edward Deputy Muscatine County Sheriff's Office 11-09-1998
172. McElderry, Dennis Ray Deputy Davis County Sheriff's Office 01-03-2003
173. Wissink, Sean Officer Des Moines Police Department 02-11-2007
174. Hildreth, Roger Officer Des Moines Police Department 02-21-2008
175. Smith, Robert Chief Stuart Police Department 08-13-2010
176. Stein, Eric Sergeant Keokuk County 04-04-2011
177. Toney, Mark Trooper Iowa State Patrol 09-20-2011
178. Snider, Howard James Sergeant Ames Police Department 06-17-2012
179. Buenting, Jamie Officer Rockwell City Police Department 09-13-2013
180. Farrell, Susan Louise Officer Des Moines Police Department 03-26-2016
181. Puente-Morales, Carlos Bernabe Officer Des Moines Police Department 03-26-2016

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