May 3, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa - On Friday, May 10, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens, State of Iowa leadership, law enforcement partners and families will pay tribute to fallen peace officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving. Iowa DPS remains dedicated to remembering the brave men and women of law enforcement who died in the line of duty protecting Iowans and their communities.

This year, two officers will be honored and added to the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial. Please join us in honoring these fallen peace officers, as well as the many other Iowa officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

If you are unable to attend this year's ceremony, we remind you there are many ways you can observe National Police Week May 12-18, 2024. Please take time to thank current peace officers for protecting and serving your community and the great State of Iowa.


Kevin M. Cram - Officer, Algona Police Department, End of Watch September 13, 2023

Kevin Cram

Phoukham Tran - Officer, Des Moines Police Department, End of Watch November 2, 2023 


Friday, May 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

Grounds East of Oran Pape State Office Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

(Rain Location: State Capitol rotunda)

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes seven 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, Professional Development and Support Services Division, 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