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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.  

“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

09/20/1909

George W. Mattern

04/12/1918

Charles Chester Jackson

12/16/1918

Cornelius J. McCarthy

09/27/1919

Ollie D. Thomas

08/20/1925

Gerald D. Pickett

09/24/1925

James A. Staggs

04/20/1928

Harry Ogilvie

07/12/1930

Rupert L. Shepherd

08/01/1930

James Joshua Cowart

12/07/1931

Harry Linn Booton

12/11/1932

Steven Tabor Howard

03/02/1935

George Wesley Schane

05/04/1942

Charles T. Andreano

07/30/1964

James Emery Rodine

08/13/1968

Brian Charles Melton

04/21/1977

Dennis Earl Hill

08/28/1977

Sean Wissink

02/11/2007

Roger Ray Hildreth

02/21/2008

David A. Bowen

09/29/2008

Carlos Puente-Morales

03/26/2016

Susan Louise Farrell

03/26/2016

Anthony David Beminio

11/02/2016