December 11, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is now able to identify the subject shot by a Fort Madison police officer during the late evening hours of December 10, 2019. That individual was Robert Allen Elfgen (age 42) of West Point, Iowa. Elfgen was shot while brandishing a firearm in Scotts, a local manufacturing company in Fort Madison, Iowa.  An autopsy has been scheduled at the Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Previous Related Press Release: Fort Madison Officer-Involved Shooting - December 10, 2019


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319