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Officers who lost their lives while on duty were honored in a service Friday just before the start of National Police Officer Week.
Police & Fire
Randall Todd Walker, 50, of Des Moines, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for cutting and removing 32 black walnut trees, according to U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
Barton Tingley, 49, of Des Moines, was identified as the deceased man found in rural Polk County on Thursday. No foul play is suspected.
Polk County Sheriff's deputies responded to a fatal shooting near Big Earl's Gold Mine early Sunday.
Steven Stanley of Des Moines and Lacy Kline of Ankeny face several charges after Urbandale Police say they caught Stanley selling methamphetamine out of his van.
Police & Fire, Awareness
A burial service has been planned for May for Elizabeth Collins. The family hopes the burial will be a step in the healing process.
And, a weird mystery still surrounds the resigning-unresigning-resigning again superintendent.
Police weapons vary across the state with some departments arming each officer with a semiautomatic rifle. Others have a handful of rifles in the field each watch, and yet other departments have no semiautomatic rifles at all.
Iowa police departments have different approaches to arming officers.
Government, Opinion, Police & Fire
A city in Iowa felt the heat when officials wanted their police officers to pay for their own assault rifles.
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