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Algona Police Officer Shot And Killed, Suspect In Custody After Manhunt

Algona, Iowa — The Iowa DCI says the Algona police officer shot last night has died. DCI assistant director, Mitch Mortvedt, says 33-year-old officer Kevin Cram was trying to arrest a man on a warrant around 8 p.m.

Cram was taken to Kossuth Regional Health Center, where he died. Mortvedt says Ricke was arrested after a “Blue Alert” was sent out to surrounding law enforcement, indicating a police officer had been shot.

Mortvedt says Cram was a 10 year veteran of the Iowa law enforcement, serving on the Nora Springs Police Department before joining the Algona Police Department in 2023. Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Bayens says Cram died a hero.

He says Cram murdered by a coward.

Bayens says the hearts of law officers are heavy.

Bayens says they will continue to honor Cram’s legacy by being that beacon of light in their communities.

Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull writes, “I am praying for the family and friends of the Algona police officer who was shot and killed last night. Our police and law enforcement put their lives in danger every day to protect us all. This is a tragic and sobering reminder of their oath and bravery.”