Update #2-Law Enforcement Officers Identified

Richard Rahn
Special Agent in Charge

September 10, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa - The Officers/Deputies involved in the August 31st shooting have been interviewed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). All Officers/Deputies have cooperated with the investigation and willingly participated in the interview process. They have been identified as:

Jones County Deputy Tim Miller-3 years law enforcement experience
Jones County Deputy James Rickels-6 years law enforcement experience
Anamosa Police Officer Tyler Hunt-8 years law enforcement experience
Anamosa Police Sergeant Nick Brokaw-9 years law enforcement experience
Anamosa Police Officer Gabe Humphrey-2 years law enforcement experience

The joint investigation by the DCI and the State Fire Marshal’s Office continues and once completed, their investigative report(s) will be forwarded to the Iowa Attorney General’s office for review. 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.