Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years, 5 months
Badge # 5172
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Killed in crash
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Susan Louise Farrell