After seeing the news, many of us have been spurred to ask and see what we can do to give back and support the families and communities of the fallen officers. There are a couple of ways to donate.
Memorial funds were set up through the Urbandale Police Protective Benevolent Association and The Des Moines Police Officer Burial Association, nonprofits overseen by boards of trustees. To make a donation to the memorial funds, donate by credit or debit card here. You can also donate by check payable to “Sgt Anthony Beminio” or “Sgt Anthony Beminio Memorial Fund” or “Officer Justin Martin” or “Officer Justin Martin Memorial Fund”. Checks can either be mailed to the Des Moines Police Officers’ Credit Union’s main office (address below) or dropped in-person at either locations:
423 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Federal Building Office:
210 Walnut St., Room 927
Hy-Vee will also be accepting donations for the families. They will be collecting these donations at all metro stores through Sunday. Hy-Vee will be supplementing our donations with a $25,000 gift to each officer’s family.
Please continue to keep the families, our communities, and cities in prayer.