Funeral for fallen Des Moines officer Sgt. Tony Beminio

 

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – At least a thousand law enforcement officers have joined hundreds of other mourners at a funeral for a one of two Iowa police officers who were fatally shot just minutes apart in ambush-style attacks.

Troves of uniformed officers slowly filed into a church Monday in West Des Moines to remember Sgt. Anthony Beminio.

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The 38-year-old Des Moines police sergeant was killed early Wednesday while sitting in his patrol car, just minutes after Officer Justin Martin was fatally shot in nearby Urbandale. An Urbandale man has been charged in both killings.

Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert told mourners he was “absolutely heartbroken.” He spoke of Beminio’s influence on other officers and the community.

A funeral for Martin will be held Tuesday in his hometown of Rockwell City, Iowa.

 

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