Memorial Grows For Northern Iowa Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty

Photo of two boys looking at Algona, Iowa Police squad car, covered with flowers other memorial tributes.

Photo: Algona Iowa Police Department

(Algona, IA) -- Flowers and memorial keepsakes are piling up on a police squad car in Algona, Iowa. Officer Kevin Cram was shot and killed in the line of duty late Wednesday night. The Man charged in the shooting, Kyle Ricke was arrested without incident in Minnesota. Ricke will be extradited back to Iowa to be formally charged with murder. The Algona Police Department posted the following information on social media:

We would like to thank our community for the outpouring of love and support upon the loss of Officer Kevin Cram # 55-18. We have received numerous calls regarding how you can assist or show your support.

1. Blue ribbons around trees

2. Flags posted

3. Any pictures that you may have of Officer Cram #55-18 please send to our department FB messenger. We will share pictures with family.

4. Please share any pictures or video taken over the next week as we honor the service of Officer Cram #55-18 through our department FB messenger.

5. There is a memorial in front of the Algona Law Center, feel free to stop by and show your respect as you wish .

There will be further information released regarding services when all details are finalized.

Last wish, please respect the family as they navigate the grieving process after the loss of their hero.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered to fly at half-staff today (Friday) in honor and remembrance of Kevin Cram of the Algona Police Department. Cram was a 10-year veteran of Iowa law enforcement, a husband, and a father. He was 33 years old. 


“Officer Kevin Cram died a hero, protecting his community and upholding the rule of law. Kevin and I are praying for his family, the Algona Police Department, and all the law enforcement officers in Kossuth County,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. “As flags are lowered across the state, Iowans honor Officer Cram’s legacy and stand united with his brothers and sisters in uniform. We will never forget his service and sacrifice.” 

 Funeral arrangements are pending.

Algona, Iowa Police Officer Kevn CramPhoto: Algona, Iowa Police Department

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