Statement on Police Officer Shootings

Our community is in mourning today at the news that two police officers – one from Des Moines and one from Urbandale – were killed overnight.

One of these tragic shootings took place near Urbandale High School and, because of the location of the investigation that is underway, the Urbandale school district has cancelled classes today.

Superintendent Tom Ahart has been in contact with Des Moines police chief Dana Wingert. There is no need to cancel classes in Des Moines. Des Moines Public Schools will be in close contact with the Des Moines Police Department throughout the day, and will take any additional precautions if needed.

Please keep the families, friends and colleagues of these two fallen officers in your thoughts today.