Iowa will honor two officers who died in the line of duty by adding their names to the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial. Officer Roger Hildreth and Trooper Mark Toney died as a result of their efforts to secure Iowa communities.
The ceremoney will take place on Friday, May 18th in Des Moines.
Des Moines Police Officer Roger Hildreth suffered a fatal heart attack while running on a treadmill in the department's gym.
He had just completed responses to a burglary in progress call and a call involving two dogs loose in a neighborhood before collapsing.
Officer Hildreth was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Des Moines Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Trooper Mark Toney was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 65/69, south of Indianola.
He was traveling with emergency equipment activated when the patrol car left the roadway and overturned several times, landing in a field. The vehicle burst into flames during the accident.
The crash investigation determined that Trooper Toney's patrol car was traveling at approximately 115 mph when it left the roadway.
Trooper Toney had served with the Iowa State Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his two sons, parents, and fiancé.