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Detective Frank Delmege | Des Moines Police Department, Iowa Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Detective

Frank Delmege

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, September 20, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 14

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/20/1909

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Detective Frank Delmege was shot and killed while responding to a man with a gun call his neighborhood.

He was on duty, at home, when his department called him to the scene with another officer. As the officers approached the suspect's house he emerged from inside and walked to edge of the lawn, which was elevated seven feet above the sidewalk. He then shot Detective Delmege point-blank. The other officer returned fire, striking the suspect in the chest three times and wounding him.

The suspect was eventually sentenced to life in prison where he later died.

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Rest in Peace, Detective Delmege. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 26, 2013

 

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