Des Moines, Iowa — A Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in a traffic crash in the line of duty in 2019 is going to be honored and her name is to be added to a state memorial this week.
This Friday, May 7, 2021, Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, along with State of Iowa leadership, law enforcement partners, and families will honor and pay tribute to fallen peace officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving. On this Peace Officer Memorial Day, they tell us they will stand steadfast in remembering the brave men and women of law enforcement who died in the line of duty protecting Iowans and their communities.
This year, two officers will be honored and added to the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial. The Iowa Department of Public Safety asks people to join them in honoring “these fallen peace officers, as well as the many other Iowa officers who have given their lives in the line of duty over the last 152 years.”
Deputy Stephanie J. Schreurs, of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office who died in an accident on duty on August 13, 2019 will be honored, as will an officer who died almost 100 years earlier, Special Officer John H. Bousman of the Chicago and North Western Railway, who died August 10, 1922.
The 2021 Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony will be this coming Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grounds East of Oran Pape State Office Building, at 215 East Seventh Street in Des Moines. In case of rain, the ceremony will take place in the State Capitol at the First Floor Rotunda.
If you are unable to attend this year’s ceremony, it can be accessed on the DPS Facebook Page, which you can find @IowaDPS.