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

Officer Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales

In the early morning hours of March 26, 2016, Des Moines Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales and Des Moines Police Officer Susan Farrell 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 Puente–Morales and Officer Farrell on impact.

Officer Puente-Morales served with the Ottumwa Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Ackley Police Department before joining the Des Moines Police Department in April 2015.

He served twelve 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)