Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years, 5 months
Badge # 5184
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Killed in crash
Police Officer Susan Farrell and Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a wrong way, drunk driver on I-80, at mile marker 117.
They were transporting a prisoner from Council Bluffs back to Des Moines when the crash occurred. Both officers, the prisoner, and the driver of the wrong way vehicle were killed.
Officer Farrell had served with the Des Moines Police Department for only five months and had previously served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 11 years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales