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Trooper Pilot Allen Patrick Nieland

Trooper Nieland was killed Sunday, October 14, 1990, when his Cessna 172 patrol plane crashed as he was assisting other troopers locate a robbery suspect. He located the suspect and was flying above him when the aircraft suddenly nose-dived into the ground. The suspect was apprehended and charged with vehicular homicide in connection with Trooper Nieland's death.

Trooper Nieland is survived by his wife and four children. Trooper Nieland served the Iowa State Patrol for 8 years.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)