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Fallen officers remembered at ceremony in Des Moines

Governor Terry Branstad speaks at the event
Governor Terry Branstad speaks at the event

DES MOINES – At a ceremony today on the Capitol Complex in Des Moines, four officers were officially added to the Peace Officers’ Memorial.

The ceremony is held each year at the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Monument. In the summer of 2012, the monument was moved to a new location next to the Oran Pape State Office Building, on the State Capitol Complex.

The Mason City Police Department said Saturday that they had the chance to participate in the memorial service.

“We honored four Iowa officers who died in the line of duty.”

Four officers were added to the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial:

Des Moines Police Department, Officer Susan Louise Farrell, E.O.W. 03-26-2016
Officer Farrell was killed in a head-on collision, on I-80 west of Des Moines, while on duty on March 26, 2016.

Des Moines Police Department, Officer Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales, E.O.W. 03-26-2016
Officer Puente-Morales was killed in a head-on collision, on I-80 west of Des Moines, while on duty on March 26, 2016.

Ames Police Department, Sergeant Howard James Snider, E.O.W. 06-17-2012
Sergeant Snider drown while in a lake, off duty on June 17, 2012, due to the setting of a pulmonary embolism from an injury he sustained while on duty.

Iowa Parole Board, Field Agent Albert Paul, E.O.W. 02-05-1938
Agent Paul was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on duty, transporting a paroled fugitive from back California to Iowa on February 5, 1938.

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