September 1, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – The individual shot by law enforcement during the late evening hours of August 31st has been identified as: 
Jeremy Michael Berg, (45 yrs old) of Elkport, Iowa.  

An autopsy has been scheduled with the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office and is set for September 2, 2021.  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.

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