September 22, 2020

WYOMING, Iowa - On September 21, 2020, at approximately 7:33 PM, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 9073 County Road E45 regarding a firearms complaint. Jones County deputies, Delaware County deputies and a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol responded to the 911 call.  Upon arrival, law enforcement encountered James Orval Bartram, 51, of Wyoming, Iowa. Bartram brandished a firearm, and the Trooper and a Delaware deputy fired their weapon(s) striking Bartram in the upper torso.  Bartram was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where he remains under medical care.  No law enforcement personnel were injured during the shooting.  

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called to investigate the incident.  The names of the Trooper and deputy will not be released pending their interview. 

No additional information will be released at this time.    


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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