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Flags at half-staff Friday for Iowa officers killed on duty

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Four fallen Iowa officers were honored with a ceremony and flags at half-staff Friday.

The State of Iowa and Governor Terry Branstad honored Rockwell Officer Jamie Buenting, Farmington City Marshal Robert Coulter, Farmington City Marshal Reuben Fenstenmaker and Alton Town Marshal Joseph Kashmetter.

All four men died in the line of duty, and Friday their names were added to the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial plaque in Des Moines.

Officer Buenting was shot and killed in 2013 while serving a warrant.

In 1902, Marshal Coulter was attempting to arrest a man accused of disturbing the peace when the suspect reportedly shot him in the stomach. Coulter died from those wounds.

Marshal Fenstenmaker was guarding a suspect facing charges for stealing horses when the suspect allegedly shot and killed him in 1868.

Marshal Kashmetter died in 1911. Records show he was walking near the town depot when two men approached him with revolvers. Kashmetter was shot in the chest and stomach and died two days later.

Gov. Terry Branstad requested that all flags be lowered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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