DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement regarding the overnight shooting deaths of Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin:
“There are no words to adequately express my sorrow and heartache over the senseless murders of officers Beminio and Martin in the line of duty. I offer my deepest condolences to these officers’ families, their law enforcement colleagues, and loved ones.
As Iowans, we are thankful for these two law enforcement heroes who tragically lost their lives. We are grateful for all the men and women in uniform who selflessly risk everything to protect us and keep our communities safe.
I hope law enforcement officers across our state, who are feeling a profoundly numbing loss, can take at least some solace and comfort from the gratitude and support they have from Iowans.”