This page is dedicated to the 20 officers who gave their lives serving the citizens of Des Moines. Their ultimate sacrifice is a testament of their dedication to protect this great city and its citizens.
The Des Moines Police Department has a memorial honoring these officers. The Des Moines Police Memorial is located on the grounds of the Des Moines Police Academy at 433 E. Army Post Road. Visitors are welcome to visit the memorial and pay respect to the officers who gave their lives.
Below you can find the names of our officers who died in the line of duty. By clicking on a name, you can examine the details of how each officer paid the ultimate sacrifice. These officers were counselors, friends, peacemakers, law enforcers, and above all…family. We honor their bravery and dedication to this great city. We also honor the officers’ families who gave of their loved ones to the protection of Des Moines greatest asset…its citizens.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9