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The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .

Officer Susan Louise Farrell

In the early morning hours of March 26, 2016, Des Moines Police Officer Susan Farrell and Des Moines Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales were transporting a felony prisoner from Council Bluffs to Des Moines when the marked SUV they were driving was hit head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Interstate 80, west of Des Moines. 

The crash killed Officer Farrell and Officer Puente-Morales on impact.

Officer Farrell served in law enforcement at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and as a reserve for the Pleasant Hill Police Department before joining the Des Moines Police Department in April 2015.

She served a total of just over eight years as a law enforcement officer in the State of Iowa.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 05-08-2013 (JGL)