Police Officer Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales

Police Officer Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 2016

Carlos Bernabe Puente-Morales

Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales and Police Officer Susan Farrell 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 Puente-Morales had served with the Des Moines Police Department for five months and had previously served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and the Ottumwa Police Department. He was a member of the Army National Guard.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years, 5 months
  • Badge 5172
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in crash

wrong way driver

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