April 8, 2020

CLINTON, Iowa - The individual who was shot by an officer with the Clinton Police Department has been identified as Jacob Matthew Dau, age 38, of Clinton, Iowa.  Dau was shot and subsequently died following a vehicle chase in the late evening hours of April 7, 2020.  The officer was not injured.  Per departmental policy, the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.  Additionally, the police officer’s name will not be released until the officer has been interviewed. 

No further information will be released at this time.  

Clinton Police Department Press Release - April 7, 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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