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July 13, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being shared on behalf of the United States Department of Justice as a result of the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s assistance with this…

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July 13, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – Since 2011, the Iowa Department of Public Safety has been a proud participant in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)…

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July 7, 2021

ALGONA, Iowa - On July 5, 2021 at 7:51 p.m., the Algona Police Department was called to 418 South Harlan Street in Algona, Iowa.  Upon arrival they met with the 911 caller who had discovered the bodies of six-year-old Logan and three-year-old…

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July 7, 2021

PALO, Iowa - On Saturday July 3, law enforcement officials were called to investigate two individuals found deceased inside a vehicle parked in the Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in rural Linn County.  Those two individuals have been…

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July 6, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - This afternoon, the Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory positively identified the body found in rural Adair County on July 1, 2021 as that of 58-year old Timothy Fechter.

Since being reported missing…

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July 6, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Alex Dinkla will be out of the office starting Tuesday, July 6th and returning July 13th. 
 
Trooper Ryan DeVault will cover his responsibilities during this…

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July 2, 2021

GREENFIELD, Iowa - Today, an autopsy was conducted on the body found on July 1 in rural Adair County. The cause and manner of death for the adult male found near the intersection of 320th and York Streets are pending further investigation by…

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July 1, 2021

GREENFIELD, Iowa - Division of Criminal Investigation agents and deputies with the Adair County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a death investigation in the southeast corner of Adair County. Earlier this afternoon, the body of an adult was…

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July 1, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - We all love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on our nation’s roads.  This American holiday also brings increased consumption of alcohol and…

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June 30, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - This is a joint press release between the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Health. To schedule an interview with State Fire Marshal…

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June 26, 2021

DENISON, Iowa - Six-year-old Mackenzie Godden was found safe at approximately 4:00 p.m. today. The Division of Criminal Investigation is continuing to look into the circumstances surrounding her absence. The DCI and all participating law…

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June 26, 2021

DENISON, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being shared on behalf of the Denison Police Department and Crawford County Emergency Management Agency as a result of the Division of Criminal…

Twitter Post: 2021-07-22T07:02:46

We’re in this together. Do your part to reduce traffic fatalities by buckling up, slowing down, focusing on the road and driving sober. If we all do these simple things, we can drive down traffic deaths on Iowa highways. #DriveDownDeaths #BuckleUp #SlowDown https://t.co/VtkQOUUTFs

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-20T07:01:34

How many times have you told yourself you’re fine to drive after having a drink or two? If you are wondering if you’re OK to drive, it’s time to call a ride share or hand your keys to a sober friend. The power is in your hands. #DriveSafeIowa #HandOffKeys https://t.co/RryeKXkrUs

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-18T09:01:17

For 20 years, speeding has factored into app. 1/3 of all vehicle fatalities. Speed also affects your safety even when driving at the speed limit but too fast for road conditions due to bad weather, a road repairs or in poorly lit areas. You have the power to slow down. https://t.co/sTIvEMVj9o

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-16T07:01:41

Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, or distracted drivers. Being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle; being completely ejected from a vehicle is almost always deadly. The power is in your hands. #BuckleUp https://t.co/oQyJBImADy

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-14T07:01:54

Did you know distracted driving claimed 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. Among those killed: 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists. The power to reduce fatalities is in your hands. #PowerInYourHands #BuckleUp #PhoneDown https://t.co/7IS3IdyKyk

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-12T07:01:50

It’s not a lot to ask. By simply following a few common-sense rules of the road, we’ll all be more likely to make it home at the end of the day
*Buckle up
*Slow Down
*Focus on the road
*Drive sober https://t.co/ERuFepQFUR

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-10T07:01:02

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, speeding has consistently been a factor in approximately one-third of all roadway fatalities for nearly 20 years. The faster you’re going, the harder it is to control your vehicle. You have the power to slow down. https://t.co/bKtwdrfPq7

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DCI Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt reports that the commitment and daily work continues to find answers in the disappearance of Montezuma's Xavior Harrelson. #WeKeepWorking #FindXavior https://t.co/3GQXuLCQva

Twitter Post: 2021-07-08T07:01:35

In Iowa, more than 95% of front-seat passengers buckle up. That sounds like a great percentage, but it’s not enough. Of the 338 deaths in 2020, 99 were unbuckled and in the front seat. Take two seconds to save your life. Buckle up. The power is in your hands. https://t.co/8aSYZgG9Th

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