Captain Steven Howard succumbed to a gunshot received the previous day while responding to a robbery at a local bar.
After an intensive investigation two suspects were identified. During the arrest one of the suspects was shot and killed. The other, who was a juvenile, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Captain Howard had served with the Des Moines Police Department for 27 years.
Des Moines Police Department
End of Watch: Mar. 2, 1935