2020 Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony Postponed

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(from the Iowa Department of Public Safety)
DES MOINES, Iowa – The current public health crisis that our nation is facing has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many public events honoring National Police Week 2020 in Washington D.C. and across the nation.

The Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 8th is postponed until the Iowa Department of Public Safety can safely hold it with State of Iowa leadership, law-enforcement partners, families and the public. DPS will honor officers with virtual observances during National Police Week, May 11-16.

When the future becomes more certain, and Iowa guidelines permit, DPS will begin to make plans to honor this year’s fallen men and women with an official ceremony recognizing their service, which they so rightfully deserve.