Honoring Fallen Members

HonoringFallenMembersThis page is dedicated to the 24 officers who gave their lives serving the citizens of Des Moines. Their ultimate sacrifice is a testament of their dedication to protect this great city and its citizens.

Below you can find the names of our officers who died in the line of duty. By clicking on a name, you can find more information on each officer.  These officers were counselors, friends, peacemakers, law enforcers, and above all…family. We honor their bravery and dedication to this great city. We also honor the officers’ families who gave of their loved ones for the protection of Des Moines’ greatest asset…its citizens.  

Fallen Officer's Memorial


“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — Matthew 5:9

Fallen Officers

Name End of Watch
Edward H. (Elijah) Wishart 07/01/1891
Frank Delmege Frank Delmege 09/20/1909
George W. Mattern George W. Mattern 04/12/1918
Charles Chester Jackson Charles Chester Jackson 12/16/1918
Cornelius J. McCarthy Cornelius J. McCarthy 09/27/1919
Ollie D. Thomas Ollie D. Thomas 08/20/1925
Gerald D. Pickett Gerald D. Pickett 09/24/1925
James A. Staggs James A. Staggs 04/20/1928
Harry Ogilvie Harry Ogilvie 07/12/1930
Rupert L. Shepherd Rupert L. Shepherd 08/01/1930
James Joshua Cowart James Joshua Cowart 12/07/1931
Harry Linn Booton Harry Linn Booton 12/11/1932
Steven Tabor Howard Steven Tabor Howard 03/02/1935
George Wesley Schane George Wesley Schane 05/04/1942
Charles T. Andreano Charles T. Andreano 07/30/1964
James Emery Rodine James Emery Rodine 08/13/1968
Brian Charles Melton Brian Charles Melton 04/21/1977
Dennis Earl Hill Dennis Earl Hill 08/28/1977
Sean Wissink Sean Wissink 02/11/2007
Roger Ray Hildreth Roger Ray Hildreth 02/21/2008
David A. Bowen David A. Bowen 09/29/2008
Carlos Puente-Morales Carlos Puente-Morales 03/26/2016
Susan Louise Farrell Susan Louise Farrell 03/26/2016
Anthony David Beminio Anthony David Beminio 11/02/2016