February 12, 2021

BETTENDORF, Iowa - The police officer involved in the February 7, 2021, shooting has been identified as Zachary Gish, a three-year veteran of the Bettendorf Police Department. Officer Gish voluntarily interviewed with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Officer Gish remains on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, Gish’s interview along with the investigative facts, will be forwarded to the Scott County Attorney’s Office for review.  

No further 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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