March 19, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the subjects involved in the officer-involved shooting on Monday, March 16th, 2020, in Webster City, Iowa.

Darwin Barnett Foy, age 35, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was identified as the deceased subject who barricaded himself inside the residence.  An autopsy will be conducted on Foy by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The three Iowa State Troopers involved include Sergeant James Smith, Trooper Tyrel Williamson and Trooper Jeremy Schaffer.  All three are members of the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team and have been placed on administrative leave according to DPS Policy.

This incident remains under investigation.  The results of the investigation and the report of the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office will be forwarded to the Hamilton County Attorney when it is completed.

Previous Press Release - March 16, 2020


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.

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